Afro-Fest To Celebrate African American Culture in Grand Rapids


Juneteenth may not be a well known holiday to many, but its historic importance to our nation is great. The holiday celebrates the abolishment of slavery in America, and West Michigan Royal Roots Entertainment plans to celebrate the spirit of Juneteenth with West Michigan’s Royal Afro-Fest tomorrow afternoon in Sigsbee Park. The event runs from noon to 5:15 p.m. and features live performances, local vendors, spoken word poetry, Zumba and special headline performances by musicians J Poww and U.N.V. The event is dedicated to celebrating African American culture within the Grand Rapids community.

The Collegiate spoke with Royal Roots Entertainment Event Coordinator Darmesha Glover about the celebration.

“What the day of this event is gonna consist of is gonna be…

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