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  • Portland, Oregon
Pan African Festival

Pan African Festival

Pan African Festival

WHEN: AUGUST 24, 2024 @ 12pm-8: 30pm

WHERE: Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

WHAT: The Pan African Festival is an annual festival that includes live entertainment, cultural foods, arts and crafts, and much more. Pan African Festival emphasizes promoting health equity, economic development, providing employment and educational opportunities and building community awareness. These are essential components to empower Pan Africans (Africans, Afro Latinix, Caribbeans and African Americans) and their allies to pursue societal changes which shift social and other determinants of health. Pan African Festival is dedicated to providing the necessary space to talk about, and fight for, social justice.  

Website: https://panafricanfestivalor.org

The 2019 Pan African Festival was one to remember! We’ve successfully brought people together to address substantive issues that matter to them in the context of celebration and economic development. It was a great revenue generating festival for the Black Owned businesses that participated. 

The Annual Pan African Festival 2019, drew over 13,000 people to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Which a little over 3,500 individuals bought something from the participating Black Owned Businesses. In partnership with Multnomah County Health Department, we’ve trained 10 food vendors in food safety.and health inspection training.  

Thanks to the support of our wonderful sponsors, we were able to offer stipend that was a 100% increase from last year to our local artists and performers. We’ve also managed once again to consume the majority of the cost for food vendors to be able to participate in the festival.

We’d like to extend a special thank you to our platinum and host sponsors, Criminal Justice Commission and Business Oregon. We had over 80 amazing volunteers, thank you so much, we couldn’t have done without you.

Please join us making next an even more successful festival for Oregon. If you would like to partner with us or sponsor the 8th annual Pan African Festival, please call us at 503-217-4036. 

Please join us in making 2024 an even more successful festival for Oregon.

  • For more festival information: call 503-217-4036 or visit www.panafricanfestivalor.org/
  • For sponsorship opportunities: contact Laus Mwakalebela at laus@pacfor.org  Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
  • For vendor information contact us 503-217-4036 or apply to be a vendor here 
  • For artist information: contact us at 503-217-4036 or complete the call for artists form
  • For volunteer opportunities: Contact Laus Mwakalebela at 503-217-4036 and Click here to join our volunteer list.

Thank you so much!