Africa Day

Africa Day Fête, Awards & Fundraising Reception

Friday, May 26th

Africa Day Festival

Saturday, May 27th
RSVP to be entered into our free raffle ticket giveaway.

Become A Sponsor

Sponsor the entire weekend or one of our two events.

Become A Vendor

Sell and promote your goods & services at our Africa Day Festival.

Become A Volunteer

Volunteer your skills and join the Africa Day task force.

What is Africa Day?


Africa Day, formerly known as ‘African Liberation Day’ or ‘African Freedom Day’ is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963. It is celebrated by various countries in the African continent, as well as around the world. 

Africa Day is celebrated in recognition of African nations gaining independence from western powers that had ruled many of them for decades. There was a need to articulate the aspirations of African people, marking the onward progress of the liberation movement, and acknowledging the determination of the people of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination and exploitation, hence the observance of Africa Day once a year. 

Africa Day Las Vegas

Africa Day Las Vegas is a family-friendly event curated specifically by African Diaspora for African Diaspora living in the greater Las Vegas area.

Vendors, food, culture, DJs/music, drums, dancing, face painting, storytelling, and an amazing Kidz Korner are all part of the day’s festivities!

Taste and experience a variety of authentic African and African-influenced dishes and beverages. Listen and dance to the sounds of Africa. Visit artisans at their booths as they display and sell their crafts.

This year we invite you to explore our resources area and glean information from African embassies, consulates, and business stakeholders.

Network with fellow diasporans for possible trade and investment opportunities and forge new relationships.

We celebrate...

  • To promote, support, and showcase African communities in Las Vegas; and to tell colorful stories from the African content.

  • To connect with fellow diasporans, to unite, to break bread, and to share our diverse cultures.

  • To create meaningful local and national partnerships with organizations that support immigrant communities of African descent that live, work, and contribute to the economies of the countries they live in.

  • To raise funds to support scholarship programs for immigrant children, health and wellness programs, financial literacy workshops, small business programs, etc.
Event Schedule

Africa Day 2023

Happy Africa Day!
Africa Day Fête, Awards & Fundraising Reception
Africa Day Festival

Join us for delicious food, enjoyable African music, vendors galore, and the ultimate Africa Day experience! Free to attend, this family-friendly event is open to the public! 

Expected attendance: 2000 

Festival Vendor Application

Become an Africa Day Vendor

Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at our Africa Day festival that will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023. We are excited to have you join us! 

Simply click on the orange button below to start the application process.

Note: All vendor applications are subject to review and approval. Once confirmed, approved vendors will receive an email within five days with details regarding payment, supporting documents required (if applicable) as well as event setup/tear-down information.