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Afro-Atlantic Histories Festival

John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art and Community Celebration

Experience our daylong festival highlighting arts and cultures of the African Diaspora. Meet local creators, sample Jamaican cuisine, and enjoy music from Africa and the Americas.

The John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art and Community Celebration are made possible by a grant from the Alice L. Walton Foundation.

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Past Events

  • Saturday, April 30

    Community Events
    Local Creator Pop-up
    Afro-Atlantic Histories Festival
    10:00 a.m.
    West Building, Main Floor - East Garden Court
  • Saturday, April 30

    Community Events
    Batalá Washington
    Afro-Atlantic Histories Festival
    12:00 p.m.
    West Building, National Mall Entrance
  • Saturday, April 30

    Community Events
    Cooking Demonstration and Tasting
    Afro-Atlantic Histories Festival
    12:00 p.m.
    Ground Floor, Cascade Café
  • Saturday, April 30

    Community Events
    When We Gather
    Afro-Atlantic Histories Festival
    1:00 p.m.
    West Building, Main Floor - East Garden Court
  • Saturday, April 30

    Community Events
    Cooking Demonstration and Tasting
    Afro-Atlantic Histories Festival
    1:00 p.m.
    Ground Floor, Cascade Café
  • Saturday, April 30

    Community Events
    Cooking Demonstration and Tasting
    Afro-Atlantic Histories Festival
    2:00 p.m.
    Ground Floor, Cascade Café
  • Saturday, April 30

    Community Events
    Sticks+Bars Youth Marimba Ensemble
    Afro-Atlantic Histories Festival
    2:00 p.m.
    West Building, Main Floor - West Garden Court
  • Saturday, April 30

    Community Events
    East of the River Steelband
    Afro-Atlantic Histories Festival
    4:00 p.m.
    West Building, National Mall Entrance