16th Annual African American Festival Scheduled for July 24, 2021

Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union announces the return of the African American Festival and Parade.

The 16th Annual African American Festival, “Celebrating our History, Health and Education,” is back. The long running summer event was canceled last year, like so many other events, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

“After a year of community separation, social distancing, and sickness the outcry from the community for TUFCU to bring back the African American Festival and Parade has been overwhelming,” said Suzette Cowell, CEO of Toledo Urban Federal Credit. She continued by saying, “We are ready to welcome back our community and invite them to join us in celebration of our collective resiliency and strength through the adversities we faced in 2020.”

The 16th Annual African American Festival will kick off with the annual community wide The Prayer Breakfast on Friday, July 23, 2021 at the new Glass City Metropark’s Pavilion; the Parade will follow on Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon starting at the corner of Dorr Street & Detroit Avenue and ending at Nelson Grace Park.

At 2 p.m. the festival venue will open for attendees Downtown at Promenade Park on the ProMedica Campus. The day will be filled with entertainment, food and fellowship.

The main stage will feature performances by artists from all genres; Toledo’s own Shirley Murdock; The Blues Man, Bobby G.; Jazz Artist Tim Cunningham; R & B Artists – The Zapp Band & Lakeside along with other local and national talent.

Tickets for the festival are $20 for General Admission and $50 for V.I.P. (special seating), on sale now and available at Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union and all TicketMaster.com.

For More information about this year’s festival or for Sponsorship, Vendor, Advertisement and Parade Participation please contact Dana Cumberland-Hueston at 419-255-8876 ext. 205 or email AAFestival@ToledoUrban.net