Worcester African Festival returns for 2024 celebration

The Massachusetts Organization of African Descendants hosts the annual festival downtown, featuring performers, food, music, shopping and more.

WORCESTER, MA – The Massachusetts Organization of African Descendants will bring its annual Worcester African Festival back downtown this summer, offering a day of family-friendly cultural entertainment, shopping and dining.

This year’s festival is scheduled for August 3 along Franklin Street and the common behind Worcester City Hall.


“Come join us in celebrating the rich culture and diversity of the African community in Worcester and throughout Massachusetts. The festival will showcase world-class entertainment, including merchandise vendors, African food vendors, talented performers, DJs and more ,” MOAD said in a recent announcement about the festival.

The 2024 event is MOAD’s second festival and is one of several events the organization hosts for local residents with ties to countries across the African continent. MOAD hosted its second New England African Business Forum in May and a City Council/School Committee debate in the fall. MOAD got start 2020 address socio-economic issues in society during the pandemic.

The 2024 festival will run from noon to 5 p.m. Festival organizers are still accepting applications from suppliers and sponsors.

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