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  • From now until July 31st
  • Adults - $12.00 / Kids under 6 - FREE
  • August 1st – August 2nd
  • Adults - $17.00 / Kids under 6 - FREE
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August 1st, we're bringing an amazing line-up to Milwaukee.The best in Gospel, R&B, Old-School Hip-Hop and Jazz.

Check back later to see our 2015 lineup!The best in Gospel, R&B, Old-School Hip-Hop and Jazz.

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Our Vendor Opportunities.For The 2015 African World Festival

This event will be held on August 1st, from 12PM - 12AM, at the Henry Maier Festival Park. As a valued vendor of African World Festival, we would like to welcome you back and ask that you be a part of this incredible celebration! This promises to be the single largest vendor opportunity to target African-American consumers and supporters of African World Festival of the year! For a modest registration fee, your company could certainly be a part of the return of this 30-year old festival to the community.

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In the heart of
downtown Milwaukee.From out of town? Stay close by.

Henry Maier Festival Park
200 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Located off of Lake Michigan adjacent to the
Historic Third Ward.
Get Directions

    Hotels Nearby the FestivalDowntown Milwaukee / Third Ward / Lake Michigan

  • Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Lakeshore

    Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Lakeshore

    916. State Street 414-276-8800 Book a room
  • Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

    Residence Inn
    Milwaukee Downtown

    648 N. Plankington Ave 414-224-7890 Book a room
  • The Iron Horse Hotel

    The Iron Horse Hotel

    500 W. Florida Street 414-374-4766 Book a room
  • Hilton Milwaukee City Center

    Hilton Milwaukee
    City Center

    509 W. Wisconsin Avenue 414-271-7250 Book a room
  • Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

    Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

    333 W. Kilbourn Avenue 414-276-1234 Book a room
  • Pfister Hotel Milwaukee

    Pfister Hotel Milwaukee

    424 E. Wisconsin Avenue 414-273-8222 Book a room
  • Intercontinental Milwaukee Hotel

    Intercontinental
    Milwaukee Hotel

    139 E. Kilbourn Avenue 414-276-8686 Book a room
  • Doubletree Hotel

    Doubletree Hotel

    611 W. Wisconsin Avenue 414-273-2950 Book a room

A huge thank you to all of our current & past sponsors -without you, our many programs would not be possible.

  • African World Festival
  • Great Start = Brighter Futures Back to School Event
  • African World Festival Brighter Futures Scholarship
  • Gospel Fellowship Celebration
  • Women's Wellness: "Ladies First" Program
  • Women of Color:Standing In the Gap Human Trafficking Project
  • The All Black Affair
  • The All White Affair
  • Connect with AWF
  • Redistricting & Redefining A Community Project
  • Financial Literacy: "Money Changes Things!"
  • WE Energies
  • MillerCoors
  • Great Lakes Higher Education
  • Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
  • Speed Queen Bar-B-Q
  • North Milwaukee State Bank
  • Pitts Mortuary
  • UWM School Of Continuing Education
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Children's Hospital
  • Potawatomi Foundation
  • Patton Florists
  • MacAllen & MacPyles McDonald's

Sponsor OpportunitiesBecome A Sponsor of African World Festival

A little about African World FestivalThe perfect backdrop for your next family reunion, church, corporate or group outing.African World Festival is a 501(c) 3 organization.

African World Festival is a celebration of African-American heritage and culture held on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan at Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, WI. Since its inception in 1982, the festival's mission has been to promote and share the culture and heritage of all people of African descent with the global community.

Known as “The Meeting Place” African World Festival is not only an entertaining event but an educational experience. Come and explore the cultural village, sample a variety of ethnic foods, shop around the Marketplace, let the kids play in the Children’s Village and enjoy lots of great entertainment.

    The Board Members of
    African World Festival

  • Mark Wade Chair
  • Don Sykes 1st Vice Chair
  • Martha Love 2nd Vice Chair
  • Charlotte Cannon-Sain Treasurer
  • Donna Shepard Secretary
  • Kevin Harper
  • Johnny L. Jones
  • Khalif Rainey
  • Gaulien "Gee" Smith
  • Juliet Starks
  • La Toya Sykes