Black Culture Festival coming up in Rochester

Written by on June 20, 2024

The fifth annual Black Culture Festival is set to take place next month at Parcel 5 in Rochester, celebrating Black culture and achievements within the community. The festival, scheduled for July 27 and 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., will feature a variety of local vendors, showcasing Black-owned businesses and offering culturally significant dishes.


Families can enjoy a kid zone with activities such as a video game truck, bounce houses, and laser tag. The festival will also include live entertainment, competitions with prizes, and a scholarship presentation for a high school senior attending a historically Black college or university.

Will Powers, the festival’s founder, emphasized the importance of celebrating contemporary Black culture while honoring ancestors and historical achievements. “You see our influence everywhere, from dances in Africa to graffiti and breakdancing in Japan, all starting in America,” Powers noted.

The event is free and open to the public, promising a vibrant celebration of Black culture and community spirit at Parcel 5 on East Main Street.

Source: Rochester First

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