Africans in Las Vegas and the Diaspora celebrate their culture and heritage with two days of cultural exchanges and festivities. To celebrate the excellence and resilience of Africans in Las Vegas and around the world, the annual AfrikFest Las Vegas (âAfrikFestâ) is scheduled from September 24 to 25, 2021.
This is a two-day flagship event of the African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism which includes an informative trade and business summit on business relations with Africa, the world’s largest cultural market dubbed ” The Village Marketplace âand the Merit Awards Night of African Excellence gala. With this year’s theme âUnited Across All Culturesâ, the gala will take place at the Las Vegas Conference Center, 6590 Bermuda Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
âThis year, AfrikFest Las Vegas, in partnership with the African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, will honor the African, African-American community in Las Vegas, Africa and everywhere else.
the world. One of the main objectives of AfrikFest 2021 is to raise funds for scholarships and to finance programs and operations in the chamber. We invite you to join us in honoring, celebrating and
uplift each other, âsaid Favor Chikelu, president of the African Chamber of Commerce.
AfrikFest is a community-based socio-cultural organization that works to bring African communities together in the United States, Africa and around the world. The name “AfrikFest”,
which stands for African Festival, was coined by members of the African Las Vegas community to capture the essence of the African cultural experience. AfrikFest is committed to recreating and
to strengthen cultural values ââamong the peoples of Africa, and to establish these values ââin the minds of our new generations residing outside Africa.
âDue to the cancellation last year, we anticipate an increase in attendance this year. After the year we have had, AfrikFest 2021 is an opportunity to celebrate life, family and loved ones, honor business owners and appreciate members of our community, âsaid Chris Usibge , Executive Director of Afrikfest Las Vegas.
AfrikFest 2021 marks the third edition of this event since its conception in 2018. Information on where and how to buy a ticket will be available in the coming weeks. To sponsor this event or book a sales stand, please visit us at www.afrikfestlasvegas.org.
To schedule an interview or to learn more about this event, please contact Sophie Taylor at 702 649-2000 or email [email protected]
About AFRIKFEST LAS VEGAS
Afrikfest is a non-profit organization that provides a platform for Africans in the diaspora, friends and supporters of African culture to learn and connect. Our mission is to celebrate both the common heritage and the diverse cultures of the African community with pride and passion while fostering community cohesion and unity within the African community of Las Vegas. Our aim is also to provide useful information and share the cultural experience that will help create a healthier and stronger community.
About the African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
Founded in 2018, the African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (ACCAT) provides its members with services and resources to include access to workshops, business development opportunities, resources and advocacy to grow their business. The Chamber promotes and enhances commerce, economic development, investment opportunities, education, cultural exchanges and technology transfer between Las Vegas and Africa.