Pan African Festival of Georgia

Begun in 1997 as a one-day festival presented by the Tubman African American Museum, the annual Pan African Festival of Georgia is now a weeklong celebration of African American, African, and Caribbean cultures held every spring in Macon.
Several thousand visitors from across the state converge for the final event of the festival. Known as a "Day in the Park," the event showcases African pride and accomplishment and is held in Macon's Central City Park on the last Saturday in April. People of African descent gather to enjoy their cultures, celebrate unity among themselves, and promote friendship and understanding by sharing the celebration with their neighbors of all races. The festival offers live performances, including jazz, gospel, hip-hop, theater, and African drumming; face painting, games, safety demonstrations, storytelling, and dance for children; and a wide variety of African American and Caribbean foods.
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Pickard, Carey. "Pan African Festival of Georgia." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 04 June 2013. Web. 02 August 2015.
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