On October 3rd, AAPDEP-Huntsville began setting up for the One Africa One Nation Cultural Festival at Big Spring Park in Huntsville, Alabama. Preparations had been made by our committee for the Festival to be a day filled with entertainment, music, community, food, and most importantly, culture! This particular Festival involved a three-fold endeavor to display African Culture in all it’s beauty: 1. Entertainment- included were artists, poets, musicians, dancers and various others types of performers from local and surrounding areas to showcase the talent that dwells within our community! 2. Family- The Children’s Village was created specifically with our young audience in mind with activities such as arts and crafts, dancing, games and story-time, all African centered. 3. Vendors-The committee organized vendors to provide merchandise from African-owned businesses that ranged from handmade jewelry, authentic African art, cosmetics and African clothing to delicious foods from the various places across the African Diaspora!
Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans, and the weather forced us to cancel the Festival. However, we are excited about the planning of the rescheduled Cultural Festival! We know that with your support and participation we can once again make this a wonderful event for the entire family. We would like to personally thank all of the volunteers, vendors, entertainers and community that chose to participate in the Cultural Festival. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to collaborating with you in the near future. We will update you accordingly with our future plans and rescheduled date.
For questions and comments regarding the One Africa One Nation Cultural Festival, please email us at OAONHuntsville@gmail.com or visit OAONCultureFest.blogspot.com.