Pan African Festival 2018

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    Central City Park
    115 Willie Smokie Glover Drive
    Macon GA 31201
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    April 28-29, 2018
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2018 Pan African Festival of Georgia

22nd Annual Pan African Festival of Georgia, Homecoming Celebration

Embracing cultural diversity while celebrating more than 20 years of African influence in Middle Georgia



Join us on April 28 – 29, 2018, as we drum up a lot of excitement, entertainment and fun at Central City Park as our Pan African Festival of Georgia prepares for another successful year, with something that everyone in the family will enjoy.

The 2018 Pan African Festival will be bigger and better than ever (check out the schedule of events below) and we’re planning it full of jam-packed activities — music, dance, food, art, storytelling and food trucks — and the return of the Children’s Village.

This family friendly event will feature delicious Caribbean and Soul Food options and food from all around the World for your dining pleasure. There also will be unique goods for purchase, as well as local and regional artists and artisans who will showcase their works for purchase.

All throughout Central City Park, regional and local artists, musicians and performers will entertain the crowds.

Friends of the Festival

You have an opportunity to show your support of the 22nd Annual Pan African Festival of Georgia among your friends, family and neighbors! Become a Friend of the Festival by downloading, completing and returning this form before April 27, 2018.

Or you may make a tax deductible donation to the Tubman Museum by clicking below:

2018 Pan African Festival Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Chi's Dance Group

About The Pan African Festival of Georgia

Founded in 1996, by artist and community leader, Chi Ezekwueche, this festival is one of the Tubman Museum’s signature events. Enjoy the celebration, the experience, and the presentations of music, dance, food, film, art, and spoken word, as we explore the dynamic and diverse cultures created from the African Diaspora. This weekend community event celebrates African influences from around the world, is open to all and is formed around the principles of Love, Peace, Unity and Hope.

For more festival information: call 478-743-8544 or visit
For sponsorship opportunities: contact Andy Ambrose at 478-845-3555 or
For vendor information contact Adra Dudley at 478-845-3850 or
For volunteer opportunities:Trenda Byrd at 478-845-3814 or

2018 Pan African Festival Schedule of Events

The list of activities at this year’s Pan African Festival of Georgia is continually growing and evolving, so please bookmark this page, because we’re adding to the following schedule every day! The posted times on this Web page are subject to change.

PLEASE NOTE that during the 22nd Annual Pan African Festival of Georgia (April 28-29,2018), the Tubman Museum will be Closed.

We have added a motorcycle, truck and car show to this year’s Pan African Festival.
Please call 478-743-8544 for details.

PAF Car Show

Marketplace & Concerts in The Park
Saturday, April 28th (12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.; the Concerts start at 6:00 p.m.)

A great mix of artisans, retailers, food vendors and food trucks will fill Central City Park and a wide variety of talent will entertainment from the grand stage. This year features many new activities, including the return of the Children’s Village,.

A variety of concerts and presentations will take place on the stage all day long, including the following:

• Caribbean Dancers of Atlanta
• Hayiya Dancers
• Kali Dancers
• Otu Umunne Cultural
• Shola Lewis

Midnight StarThe headliner for this year’s Saturday evening Pan African Festival concert is The Legendary Funk Group Midnight Star.

Kim ColesOur special guest emcee for the evening is actress, comedian and game show host, Kim Coles! The former It’s Showtime at the Apollo host is best known for her role on the sketch comedy, In Living Color, and as Synclaire James-Jones on the Fox series Living Single.

We’re continually adding to the list, so stay tuned for more information about our Saturday stage!


Marketplace & PraiseFest
Sunday, April 29th (12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m.; the performances start at 2:00 p.m.)

The activities of Saturday continue in The Park, while live music on the stage will be provided by the following world-class Gospel entertainers:

• Stellar and Dove Award winner, Pastor John P. Kee and The New Life Community Choir
• Special Guest, Beverly Crawford

Beverly Crawford

John P. Kee
Featuring local and regional choirs, including:

    • House of Hope Mass Choir
    • Fellowship Bible Mass Choir
    • Destined for Greatness
    • New Hope Baptist Choir
    • Unrestricted Praise
    • Tiffany Boone
    • Kevin Ward
    • Mike Murk
    • New Life International Ministries Choir

Stay tuned as we add more activities, highlights and entertainers to this schedule — There is much, much more to come!


All concerts are FREE, but tickets for preferred seating are available now for only $10 per day or $15 for both days!
Call (478) 743-8544 for more information.

The Tubman Museum thanks the following Sponsors and Media Partners!

2018 Pan African Festival Sponsors

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