Coming To Robert Church Park: Africa In April 2015

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 1st 2015 2604 0

Every year, Memphians gather in Robert Church Park (just east of FedExForum) to celebrate African culture with a festival of food, music, demonstrations, arts and crafts, and more. This year’s Africa in April honored country is the Republic of Gabon. The festival is daily April 17 to April 19.

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photo via Africa in April on Facebook.

You can expect a ton of arts, crafts, and food vendors, live music every day, a parade, and other entertainment and education demonstrations.

Here’s the schedule and ticket prices:

– Friday, April 17 is International Children and Senior Citizens Day, and admission is free from 8 a.m. to midnight. There will be a Diversity Parade at 10 a.m.

– Saturday, April 18, 2015 is International Family Health Wellness and Community Day. Admission is $5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and $10 from 5 p.m. to midnight.

– Sunday is International African American Music Day featuring gospel, jazz and reggae. Admission is $5 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Go there:

Africa In April
Robert Church Park
April 17 – 19 
@africainapril on Twitter

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Lynn Jackson says:

    Hi Holly,

    What a great task you have. I know it takes some kind of flitting here and there to get those details girl. I hope you can answer this question for me if this is allowed. Question: Can sports art be sold at the Africa in April festival or just African art?

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Lynn! It can be quite a task, but it’s fun and very rewarding! As for your question, I’m not sure. Send an email to the organizers, they should be able to help you out:

  2. Miisrael says:

    Thanks for spreading this wonderful festival. I look forward to it each year. along with the great talents and warm setting in the park.

  3. Darrin Hillis says:

    Holly – thank you for promoting Africa in April – its a great festival!  Thank you especiallyf for posting the hours. I could not find the hours anywhere on the website – might wanna give them a heads up. Keep up the great work!

  4. rosie says:

    my kids ,husband and i have been living in new albany ms for 8 months now ,we just enjoyed a wonderful time in memphis saturday april 19th .my question is what else can we enjoy in memphis this coming weekend ?

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Rosie! You can follow this blog for regular posts on upcoming events, take a look at the blog’s calendar, or tune in on Friday mornings for weekend guides! I’ll email you some thoughts for this weekend.

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