8th Annual Houston AfriFEST – a Festival of African Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Houston, the most diverse city in the U.S. will again take center stage as it pays tribute to the continent of Africa. On Saturday, October 16, 2021 the Nigerian American Multicultural Council (NAMC) will host its 8th annual Houston AfriFEST – a festival of African arts, culture, and entertainment from noon to 6:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Houston Baptist University, located at 7502 Fondren Rd., Houston, TX 77074.

Houston AfriFEST is an annual festival that has grown immensely over the years and draws thousands of guests from all over greater Houston. It has become Houston’s only festival that serves as a melting pot for the diverse cultures that span the continent. The festival features countries from west, east, north and south Africa and includes vendors showcasing the arts, music, crafts, fashion and foods from the various regions of the continent.

The 2021 Houston AfriFEST will feature traditional and contemporary African dances, music, art, and entertainment by performers from several African countries. Participating countries’ groups will have an elaborate exhibition of their national arts, crafts, history and geography.

There will be a ‘kids’ zone’ featuring the yearly African Safari and will have educational and fun activities for children of all ages – including face-painting, arts and crafts and other engaging activities.

Some of the best merchant African arts and crafts vendors in the community will sell African art and other items. Festival attendees can partake in authentic, tasty, exotic dishes from continental African food vendors.

Admission to the 2021 AfriFEST is only $5.00 pre-sale online at https://houstonafrifest2021.eventbrite.com for the general public, and is free for seniors (aged 60+), college students and children (12 yrs and below).

For more information please go to www.namchouston.org/afrifest or call 713 568 9450 or email: info@namchouston.org.