Worcester African Festival returns for 2024 celebrations
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Worcester African Festival returns for 2024 celebrations

The Massachusetts African Descendants Organization hosts an annual downtown festival featuring performances, food, music, shopping, and more.



WORCESTER, MA — The Massachusetts African Descendants Organization will return to the city center this summer for its annual Worcester African Festival, offering a day of family-friendly cultural entertainment, shopping and food.

This year’s festival is scheduled for August 3 on Franklin Street and the common area behind Worcester City Hall.

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“Come and join us in celebrating the rich culture and diversity of the African American community in Worcester and throughout Massachusetts. The festival will feature top-notch entertainment including merchandise vendors, African food vendors, talented artists, DJs and more,” MOAD said in a recent announcement about the festival.

The 2024 event is MOAD’s second festival and one of several events the organization hosts for local residents with connections to countries across the African continent. MOAD hosted its second New England African Business Forum in May and a city council/school committee debate in the fall. MOAD began in 2020, addressing socioeconomic issues in its community during the pandemic.

The 2024 festival will take place from 12:00 to 17:00. Festival organizers are still accepting applications from suppliers and sponsors.