By AFRO Staff
The AFRAM festival will return to Baltimore on Juneteenth this year. This year’s AFRAM will be the 45th year the festival has been in existence.
For two days Druid Hill Park will be the scene of Charm City’s biggest celebration of African American culture.
“I am incredibly excited to be welcoming residents and visitors back to the historic Druid Hill Park for the return of one of Baltimore’s most time-honored traditions, AFRAM,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott.
The festival is slated to take place from June 18 to June 19 from 12 to 8 p.m. both days. It will highlight Baltimore’s Black businesses, talent, and art communities.
Some performers include national singer Inayah, R&B group the O’Jays and radio host, DJ Quicksilva.
Baltimore businesses such as Cane Collective and No Pix After Dark will also be a part of the festival, along with the AFRAM restaurant week that is back by popular demand. Restaurant week will take place between June 12 and June 19, and will feature some of Baltimore’s best Black-owned eateries that will be making special AFRAM-specific dishes and beverages for festival-goers to enjoy.
“AFRAM is nothing without the community,” said Baltimore County Recreation & Parks executive director Reginald Moore in a statement. “We’ve worked diligently with our local communities to create these grants as a way to uplift our partnering organizations in their efforts to educate residents on the importance of Juneteenth and African-American culture.”
The festival is one of the largest African-American cultural arts festivals on the East Coast. It is a free event and is open to people of all ages.
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