The Festival

AFROFEST is the largest free African Music Festival in North America.
Held annually, AFROFEST takes place the first weekend of July at Woodbine Park in the heart of Toronto. Started in 1989 by Music Africa, AFROFEST showcases the best in African music, art, crafts, culture and food. Now in its 32nd year, the festival has continued to grow and so has the calibre of artists that have graced its stages.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we will present an online version of the festival. Join us online daily from July 17 – 26, 2020 at 8:00 PM on our youtube.com channel – @AFROFEST to enjoy all the artist presentations.

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With about 30 performances with artists from over 15 different countries. These performances include musical presentations, dance workshops, DJ Sessions, interviews, workshops and other interesting elements we are confident that the event will present African music and culture as being diverse and beautiful.

MISSION STATEMENT:

AFROFEST ignites the spirit of African culture in the heart of Toronto, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. AFROFEST seeks to share the rich and diverse expressions of African music and culture in an inclusive, vibrant and positive community festival setting. Through AFROFEST, a diverse audience celebrates the abundant energy of African music in an effort to cultivate community spirit and enhance the understanding and appreciation of the diverse people of Africa.