Ann Arbor African American Festival
June 3, 2023
About Our Festival
The African American Downtown Festival was founded by Lucille Hall Porter, who was also the founder and director of the Community Leaning Post, a nonprofit organization that helped disadvantaged youth and families. The festival was organized to help remember the contributions of those black business leaders and is held in Ann Arbor’s Historic Black Business District.
Today the festival is organized by MCEC and the AADF Committee, the traditional event aims to cater to all ages. Expect live band performances; jazz, pop and dance music. Mascot characters will also be present to keep spirits high. Vendors sell lemonade, BBQ, jewelry, handmade arts, clothing, books and various beauty products.
We have spent the last 26 years celebrating diversity in southeast Michigan, come out and join us this year on Saturday June 3, for the 26th Annual African American Downtown Festival!
The Luther Vandross Experience
More Amazing Performers
Take a look at some of the other performers and activities featured at the Ann Arbor African American Festival. It promises to be an amazing experience!
Comedian Simply Shanell
All The Fun At Our Festival
Live Painting by Curtis Wallace of Be Creative Studio will be donated to
The African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County (AACHM).
Be sure to check out the AACHMself-guided Historical Black Business District Tour at AADF 2023-pick up our map and more information at the AADF registration booth (across from the main stage)!
Save The Date
June 3, 2023
June 8, 2024
AADF is held annual on the 1st Saturday in June!!!