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16th Annual Pan African Festival

  • From: April 14, 2012 - April 28, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Downtown Macon
  • 478-743-8544
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This festival is one of the Tubman Museum's signature events. Enjoy the celebration as we show appreciation for the dynamic and diverse cultures created from the African Diaspora. This weeklong community event celebrates African influences from around the world, and seeks to educate, celebrate and express common ground through Pan African arts, cultures, families and traditions based on the principles of Love, Peace, Unity and Hope.  


Friday, April 20, 2012
Exhibit Opening Reception
"A Visit to My House: A Public and Private Narrative"
30 Years of Art by Curlee Raven Holton
Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. 6-8PM
Tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Children, Members FREE 


Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Film Festival (To Be Heard) & Spoken Word
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 
Film starts at 7:30PM (87 minutes)
Tickets: $5 each 


Friday, April 27, 2012
"Festival Kickoff"
Cherry Street Plaza & the intersection of MLK Blvd. 
Marketplace - 4PM
Rhythm Nation's Unity Mob Dance - 7PM 
Admission is FREE
*Mob dancing in the streets will take place to Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation' led by Pilar Wilder & Hayiya Dance Theatre*


Saturday, April 28, 2012
"Opening Ceremony & Interfaith Unity Service", 11AM
Cherry Street Plaza
A diversity of faiths come together in a celebration of unity.
Admission is FREE 


"Marketplace & Entertainment" at Cherry Street (in front of the new Tubman building)
11AM - 11PM
Enjoy the day with the whole family as local artists take to the streets the form of song, music, dance, and much more. Performers in every genre of music from gospel to R&B take to the stage. Vendors provide unique items and exquisite culinary treats. 
Admission is FREE


"Children's Corner"
Georgia Children's Museum, 382 Cherry Street
A special place just for the little festival goers. In a world of their own, children can enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, and more.
Tickets: $2 

"Movie on the Plaza at Sundown" (in front of the new Tubman building)
Cool down with the feature film The Blind Side starring Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, and Tim McGraw. The story of Michael Oher, which was written and directed by John Lee Hancock and based on the book "The Blind Side".