Citizens of Louisville can embrace the rich culture and traditions of African Americans this Friday and Saturday. The 2015 African Heritage Festival will bring art, food, music, children’s activities, sports, theatre and history from across the African diaspora. Friday’s opening ceremony includes performances by Iya Sango Ronke, Roots & Wings and Pati Kele Drum Ensemble. The party continues Saturday, with sports at Old Walnut Street Park and various activities at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. It’s a free event, but First Friends Louisville will be accepting donations of soccer balls, school supplies and male and female hygiene products. FFL is a peer to peer group that helps newly arrived refugees aged 14–25 find friends and adjust to their new home.
Sept. 11 – 12Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
Fri. 7–9 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m.–7 p.m. | Free