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Kwanzaa Festival

December 28, 2013

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.

Julia Hembree

Julia has been a teacher and a performer, but currently spends her time as a full time mom and part time freelance writer. She thrives on chocolate, Starbucks, and slobbery toddler kisses and even though she wishes she liked exercising you will never see her running. She relocated to Richmond in 2010 and is proud to call it home. You can find her words at Elated Exhaustion, a sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always honest look at life with a toddler.

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