Africa On The Avenue

Africa On The Avenue is a celebration of the vibrant African immigrant community along Georgia Avenue NW. Featuring live music, local vendors, and food there is something for everyone to enjoy and learn during this one-day festival. Join us on Saturday, May 20 from 11AM-5PM in Bruce Monroe Park (Georgia Ave NW between Irving St & Columbia Rd)!


*Sounds from the African Diaspora by DJ Underdog from 11AM-5PM

*Event hosted by Katea Stitt, WPFW Program Director

*Kids Korner 12-4PM with balloons and face painting, plus readings by Sankofa

11:00-11:15AM  DJ Underdog

11:20AM-12:00PM Los Rumberos (Afro-Cuban ensemble)

12:00-12:15PM DJ Underdog

12:15-1PM Farafina Kan (West African drumming, dancing, singing)

1:00-1:30PM  Speakers – Brianne Dornbush, District Bridges Executive Director; Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, Director Kaba

1:30-1:45PM  Sankofa Children’s Reading

1:45-2:25PM Feedel Band (Ethiopian ensemble)

2:25-2:35PM  DJ Underdog

2:35-3:20PM Dokun Oke and The Odu-Afrobeat (Nigerian Afrobeat ensemble)

3:20-3:35PM  Sankofa Children’s Reading

3:35-4:35PM Cheick Hamala Diabaté (Malian ensemble)

4:35-4:40PM Closing Remarks

4:40-5:00PM  DJ Underdog



DC International Market (falafel, chicken + rice, gyro sandwich, salad)

DC Water (Wendy the Waterdrop)

Fashion by Design

Trini Pepper Sauce

Dogs on the Curb Food Truck

Fashion by Design Boutique


Mutani’s Pocket

Flag Man

Candor All Natural

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

Cane & Coconut

National Juneteenth Festival

Atlanta Sauce Company

Interested in volunteering for the event? Visit (scroll to May 20 on the calendar and click on the time slot you’re interested in to sign-up).

Interested in being a vendor for the event? Click here.

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May 20 2023


11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Streets

Lower Georgia Avenue