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Elegba Folklore Society, Richmond’s Cultural Ambassador, will present the 31st Down Home Family Reunion, A Celebration African American Folklife on Saturday August 20, 2022 downtown in Historic Jackson Ward’s Abner Clay Park. The festival’s hours are 4p - 11p.
The festival is designed to connect aspects of West African cultural traditions with African Americans & to show their influence on the American South. Bringing the world home, audiences are exposed to the artistic expressions — performing and material – of African world cultures in a lively, colorful and informing celebration of heritage and light. It is sited in Historic Jackson Ward to call attention to the neighborhood’s illustrious black history and future potential.
The Down Home Family Reunion, A Celebration African American Folklife was named Tourism Event of the Year by Richmond Region Tourism. It is a free family festival.