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 2023
Date: August 09-11h, 2024
Saturday | 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday | 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Find the festival at Calder Plaza:
Calder Plaza, Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Experience authentic cuisine from different nations throughout Africa.
Celebrate Local African and African inspired fashion on the runway.
Spend the day watching our DJ's, Bands, Fashion show, and Interactive Events
Booths with local and international artists sharing their crafts.
Traditional Face painting, Dance Lessons, and Musical activities to involve people of all ages
Explore previous years
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!
Join us as we look back on previous years' celebrations of culture