December 28th – Kwanzaa Festival downtown Richmond. 1pm-8pm. One of the largest events of its kind on the East Coast, it will feature The Candle Lighting, performances, speakers, The African Market, workshops, special children’s activities and African-inspired cuisine mark the year’s end Kwanzaa holiday of thanksgiving and re-commitment. (Free) Visit the website for more details.
Capital City Kwanzaa Festival December 28, 2013 Capital City Kwanzaa Festival presents performances, workshops, children’s activities, The African Market, food and more observe the year’s-end Kwanzaa holiday, a cultural affirmation of values, thanksgiving and growth. This event is the largest of its kind in Virginia, and, therefore, one of the largest on the East Coast. Elegba Folklore Society’s Artistic Director first produced a Kwanzaa program in Richmond in 1986 and the Society first presented its festival in 1990.