The free community festival will feature a fashion show and pageant, games and prizes, as well as music and a parade starting at 11 a.m.
AfroFest Sudbury, a non-profit community festival aimed at celebrating African culture through music, food, dance, fashion, art and craft will host their celebration today, Aug. 27 at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park.
Organizers are thrilled to be back in person after virtual edition during the pandemic.
You can enjoy the pageant and fashion show featuring local afro designers and models to showcase Afro-fashion trends. There will also be activities open for participation and grand prizes to be won with board games like Ayo, Ludo, checker and chess, as well as ping pong and badminton. Participants can choose from four clans to represent, Maasai, San, Berbers and Tiv and will win points from each event for their chosen clan.
There will also be a parade beginning at 11 a.m., a chance to join and share in the culture with the community. You are encouraged to wear your cultural costumes.
There will be music from rising Sudbury artists like Le0 and Lil’ Tenda, as well as North Bay’s GQ Number One.
For more information about the event, visit the AfroFest Sudbury Facebook page, found here, or their website here.