The African American Cultural Alliance is a non-profit organization,
founded in May of 1983, to promote and celebrate the cultural and historical
backgrounds of people of African descent throughout the African Diaspora.
Nashville's Annual African Street festival will be held at Hadley Park State Hosted by the African American Cultural Alliance (AACA), this phenomenal, family-oriented festival has grown continuously and now attracts thousands who are interested in African and African American culture.
The festival has garnered local media attention and remains one of the city's premiere events attracting people of all ages, from all walks of life and from all sectors of the region. And our celebration is now also expanding to include the cultures of the Caribbean, North, Central and South America and other places around the world where Africa is also represented in its people and cultures.
The African Street Festival event can also give companies and other organizations a unique opportunity to support one of the largest festivals of this type in the Southeast. Please contact us about becoming a sponsor or visit our profile at GivingMatters.com to learn more about us.
Some of what's included each year at our festival is:
The Children's Pavilion (featuring arts and crafts, drumming, dance, storytelling and more Authentic African, American and other cuisines representing the Diaspora
An eclectic mix of live music, such as African, Reggae, Latin, R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Neo-Soul, Country, Blues, African Drumming & More
The New African Pavilion
Opening Night International Music Block Party
Anyone caught selling illegal items (e.g., animals, water, food (including cookies, etc.) will asked to leave the festival and goods confiscated. Police escort if necessary. Retail vendors are not allowed to sell water or food. Food vendors are not allowed to sell any retail items.
Street Vendor Registration Forms:
Become a part of Nashville's longest-running cultural event!
The AACA is looking for dedicated volunteers to work as part of the
African Street Festival Team.
If you are interested and live in the Nashville Metropolitan area,
please call or email us your contact information.
37th Annual African Street Festival
September 20 - 22, 2019