CHICAGO (WLS) --The renowned festival offering a glimpse into the unique treasures of the African continent is back in Chicago for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend.
The 27th Annual African Festival of Arts features crafts, music, and food for everyone to enjoy. The Festival encompasses five areas representing a center of culture and commerce on the African Continent: Nubia (fine arts); Kush (wearable arts); Songhay (African arts & crafts, collectibles and natural products); Timbuktu (African fabric and fashions); and Bank of the Nile (food court). There will be pavilions highlighting South African wines, health & wellness and fine arts.
Tickets are $15, in advance, and $20 at the gate.
Joseph Harrington, Board Chair of Africa International House , joined ABC 7 live from Washington Park to talk about the festival.
Name of event: 27th Annual African Festival of the Arts
Date: September 2 - 4
Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Address: Washington Park, Entrance at 51st and Cottage Grove
Admission: $20 at the gate; $15 if purchased online