The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s 4th annual AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL is set to take our community on a Diasporic journey through space and time! In the spirit of Sankofa, this Pan-African festival will highlight our shared heritage through powerful musical performances that are rooted in ancestral African rhythms and traditions yet that represent the rich diversity of the Diasporic cultures of Brazil, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and the Motherland by way of Guinea. Powered by the Black genius of both emerging and renowned African descendant creatives, AFRIBEMBÉ is an opportunity to rejoice in our people’s artistry, intellectuality, and musicality.
Experience CCCADI’s 4th annual AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL:

Bembé Stage:
Live music & DJ sets

Family Village:
Activities for creatives of all ages

SoulFull Food Plaza:
Comfort food from across the Diaspora

Ujamaa Market:
Merchandise, arts and crafts

Sankofa Tribute:
Honoring the late Hiram Maristany, legendary community photo documentarian of El Barrio



This event is in partnership with Friends of Art Park Alliance (FAPA).

AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL: Black Solidarity = Black Freedom

In the revolutionary spirit of Black August and understanding that unity is key to Black Freedom, this year’s AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL, hosted by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and Friends of Art Park Alliance, is this year, makes a special call for global Black Solidarity. Powered by the Black genius of both emerging and renowned African descendant creatives with roots throughout all the Diaspora, AFRIBEMBÉ is an opportunity for us to rejoice in our creativity, artistry, intellectuality, and musicality.

Experience our 3rd annual AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL:

Bembé Stage ft: Tabou Combo, Afro Dominicano, DJ Reborn, Durieux, Rue Brown, Boricua Legends, DJ Sabine, and Nkumu Katalay and The Life Long Project Band.

Children’s Village, activities for our next generation of creatives and leaders.

SoulFull Food Plaza, comfort food from across the Diaspora.

AfriBembé Marketplace, merchandise, arts and crafts.

Critically Black Dialogue Series: A panel discussion on Black Solidarity in collaboration with The Shabazz Center.
And more…

Collectively, our community has made important strides in our struggle for self-determination and resistance against systemic racism around the world. Join us in celebrating and honoring our ancestors and revolutionaries, and in encouraging the new generation of activists to further this legacy.

Registration is free and by registering you are guaranteed entry to the event between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Capacity is limited, non registered attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register at

Wyandotte Street Art Fair

Map of Wyandotte Art Fair

The Wyandotte Street Art Fair is a four-day event in downtown Wyandotte. It will host over 200 fine artists. The fair is held July 7-10. Food is available for purchase.

For further information, please see their website.

Show Hours:

    • Wednesday 10-9
    • Thursday 10-9
    • Friday 10-9
    • Saturday 10-9




2021 Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

Art and Information for the Krasl Art Fair

Join us for the 2021 Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff presented by 1st Source Bank Wealth Advisory Services. Over 155 artists will be featured at the fair held at Lake Bluff Park on July 10- July 11.

Tickets are required and can be purchased through their website, through the link below, and at the event. Tickets are $5 for everyone over 2 and children under 2 are free, but need a free child’s ticket.

Show hours:

    • Saturday, July 10 10AM – 6PM,
    • Sunday, July 11 10AM – 5 PM


    • All guests are asked to reserve their entrance time with their advance purchased ticket.
    • Tickets are $5 per person age 2 and older and free for those under 2. To learn more about complimentary tickets, see our ticketing page.
    • Although only timed tickets are available, entrance times will not be enforced except in the unlikely event that capacity limits are again required by state COVID-19 guidelines. Otherwise, guests will be welcome any time during the day of their ticket.
    • Gated event. Lake Bluff Park will be gated to the north and to the south of Broad Street.
    • FOOD: Guests are encouraged to explore local restaurants in downtown Benton Harbor and St. Joseph during their visit.
    • Save the date for the 60th anniversary Art Fair, July 9 – 10, 2022. Watch for the return of the Block Party, shuttled parking, and more to celebrate

Precautions are in place to keep our vibrant community of artists, patrons, and event supporters safe in ever-changing times.

Chicago Markets for Makers

Markets for Makers is BACK to Chicago June 26+27 from 11am-5pm! Tickets starting at $8
Located in the historic and spacious Artifact Events, come discover 70+ makers, take photos at our photo walls, check out our DIY stations and fill your free tote with goods from small businesses!
As CDC, local and state regulations are changing daily, we will be keeping up with the latest recommendations. Hosting an event of any kind is a challenge, we appreciate your cooperation in making everyone feel safe!

Masks recommended not required
Temperature checks for all
Hand sanitizing stations
Time-Slot tickets
Enhanced cleaning
Upgraded VIP tickets include access all weekend any time, an upgraded tote and the Saturday Preview Hour from 10am-11am!
Parking can be found all around the building. There are also two metro stops very close to the building!

Red Wing Arts Fall Festival

People at Redwing Fine Art Festival

The Red Wing Arts Fall Festival happens the 2nd weekend of October in the center of beautiful downtown Red Wing. This juried fine arts festival is one of Red Wing Arts’ core events, and typically brings over 16,000 people to the Red Wing area.

This weekend is an exciting time – visitors come for the festival but spend lots of time enjoying the city as well. Our restaurants are full, hotels are bustling, and there is much to do to celebrate our community and the arts.

Festival visitors can expect a variety of high-caliber original works of art for purchase, as well as other opportunities to be inspired: whether it’s listening to music on the main stage, creating something beautiful in our youth interactive zone, eating some delicious food, or participating in a community demonstration.

The Red Wing Arts Fall Festival is an opportunity to celebrate our over 100 regional artists. We host meals for our artists to connect with each other, and our volunteers offer services like “booth sitting” to ensure our artists have the chance to visit our hospitality room throughout the weekend.

Festival Hours:

    • Saturday 10:00-5:00
    • Sunday 10:00-4:00

For more information please visit the event website at