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African-American Heritage Festival

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Staunton’s African American Heritage Festival (AAHF) is celebrating its 30th year September 15-16, 2018 at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton, Virginia!

This annual celebration of black culture and history is the oldest of its kind in the Shenandoah Valley. 

The AAHF will include live music, cultural dancing, entertainment, a variety of foods, crafts from local and regional artisans, and other family-friendly activities such as face painting, health screenings and community resources. All events are free and fully handicapped accessible.

The AAHF is hosted by a non-profit, volunteer group. It is sponsored by the City of Staunton, Staunton Parks & Recreation, and Staunton's Tourism Department. 

Entertainment & Activities

Saturday’s entertainment includes Groove Train, guaranteed to get you moving, and Back N Da Day, a music review of 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s soul and doo-wop.

Find registration info on the Staunton African-American Heritage Festival Facebook page.

Sunday morning’s church service begins at 10 a.m. and will feature local pastors, area gospel groups and more!

A limited number of special commemorative 30th anniversary souvenir journals will be available!