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The African American Festival and Parade was first held in Akron in May, 1980. The concept was born out of the riots that happened two decades before that in the 1960s and 1970s as well as the emerging Civil Rights Movement. The first African American Festival and Parade was organized by the Black Cultural Center at the University of Akron and the Akron Black Political Action Committee.
Since it started, the festival has attracted thousands of crowds to the Akron area. The African American Festival and Parade is dubbed as the second “oldest cultural festivals” in the state. The festival is a one-day event and it will cost nothing for guests to participate in it before 5PM. After 5PM, the main attraction of the festival will take place and it will cost $5 to enter their festival grounds.
Every year, the Annual African Cultural Festival seeks for volunteers to promote the event between the months of March and July. They accept sponsorships and advertisements at the festival and they have packages for ads. Entertainers as well as vendors are also welcome to participate in the festival. Since this festival is attended by thousands of people from all over the country, this is one great way to promote their products and crafts.