A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH.
Pan African Festival USA (PanafestUSA) is organized by a coalition of area African diaspora communities led by the All Cameroonian Cultural and Development Foundation, Inc. (ACCDF) in partnership with the African Affairs Advisory Group of Montgomery County Maryland (AAAG).
The month of September is designated as African heritage in Montgomery County Maryland. Events celebrating and promoting African heritage are held throughout the month, culminating in the Pan African Festival. This year's event is the eight annual Pan African Cultural Festival and will be held at the Plaza outside the Silver Spring Civic Center at One Veterans Plaza, 850 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910 on Saturday September 23, 2017. In the past over 11,000 people have come through the festival venue between event start at noon till 10pm. The event theme is I ♥ African Heritage Unity!
The festival is designed to showcase the rich and diverse cultures of African countries through live performances, arts, crafts, African cuisine, African fashion and African music. This event provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the heritage and showcase the cultures of Africans, educate attendees who have previously not been exposed to African culture as well as foster collaboration within our local African diaspora communities. The African Heritage Month recognizes the African Union day and the critical relationships between the United States and African nations.
8th Annual PANAFEST-USA - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 12NOON - 10PM