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AGOA Festival

A Glimpse of Africa provides a platform that brings people together to celebrate, educate, and share the diverse rich African cultures through food, music, dance,  fashion, art & crafts, and other community activities. Our annual festival is the largest African Cultural Festival in West Michigan with an attendance of over 4,000 people 


A Glimpse of Africa Festival 2024

Date: August 09th, 10th, 11th, 2024
Friday | 03:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday | 10:30 am - 11:00 pm

Sunday | 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Find the festival at Calder Plaza:
Calder Plaza, Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Festival vENDORS

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Explore previous years

2020 Highlights

Even with Covid-19 creating new road blocks, we safely celebrated the many cultures of Africa. Even though the event was smaller in scale, the reasons to celebrate were larger!


2019 Highlights

Our monumental first year! For the first time we celebrated and shared the many cultures of Africa with our beloved town of Grand Rapids.

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Join us as we look back on previous years' celebrations of culture

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