P.G. County to Kick Off Harlem Renaissance Festival on May 3
Fourteen years ago, the Harlem Remembrance Foundation of Prince George’s County brought the Harlem Renaissance Festival to the County with much fanfare. A street parade, outdoor concerts, student performances, celebrity entertainment, stimulating discussions, food and craft vendors, children’s activities and lots more filled this much anticipated day-long festival in the Landover community. Today, as the Festival celebrates its 15 year milestone, it has grown into a major East Coast festival with attendees growing to 10,000 and traveling from as far away as New York and Georgia.
This year, the Festival kicks off on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Columbia Park/Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Road, Landover, MD 20785. This year, the Festival presents the high energy party band Midnight Star as it celebrity guest. Festival favorites include three outdoor stages with day-long performances, spoken word performances, health screenings, lively and provocative discussions, Prince George’s County student displays and performances, popular food and craft vendors, teen and children’s activities, and lots more.
Unique to the Festival this year is the planned March for “Literacy in Our History, Art and Culture.” Countywide community, education, cultural, social, youth and religious groups are joining together to focus on increased literacy in African American history and culture. This Community March precedes the Festival and begins at 9:00 a.m. from the parking lot of the Landover Metro Station and ends on the Harlem Renaissance Festival grounds. Community organizations can join the March by registering at www.pghrf.org/festival.
The Harlem Renaissance Festival is a family-friendly event that offers something for people of all ages. Bring your family, your blanket and lawn chair and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Prince George’s County Harlem Renaissance Festival!
For more information or sponsor/vendor information, call 301-918-8418 x102 or visit the website: www.pghrf.org/festival