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The African Festival of the Arts (AFA) is one of Chicago's crown jewels. Drawing hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country over the Labor Day weekend, African Festival of the Arts is considered to be the single largest African-centered event in the USA and the most important of its kind in Chicago.
Timings09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)
Entry FeesCheck Official Website
Estimated Turnout20,000 - 50,000
500+ Exhibitors Based on previous editions
Category & TypeTrade Show
Arts & Crafts
+6 more editions
Next edition likely in Sep 2024
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Exhibitor will showcase interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and Interactive spaces include: Drum & Afro-folk Village, Children and Family, African Heritage, African Spirituality, Wellness (Health) Village, Books and Authors, Fine Art, Film and Video, Food Court, Seniors and Quilting, Black Dolls (making and collecting - 2015) and the African Marketplace.