Celebrating family, culture and entertainment

August 25 – 27, 2017
Meet us at the beach!

2017 ScheduleBuy Tickets

2017 Volunteers

Comeout and be part of our awesome family of volunteers.  Your support will be appreciated and the funds you help us raise will help our communities.

Retail & Food Vendors

Click here and learn how your business can be on the boardwalk. Over 20,000 attendees throughout the weekend… You dont want to miss that!

Sponsors & Partnerships

Our sponsors and small business partners get a GREAT return on their marketing dollars by connecting with Africana. Dont miss this great ROI.

Celebrating our 5th year…

Welcome to Africana Virginia Beach!

Virginia Beach, VA – Africana (ã-fr-ï-kä’na) is a 3 day festival celebrating family, culture, and entertainment of the African Diaspora.  The festival incorporates LIVE entertainment, cultural performances and exhibits, beachparties, and ethnic food and retail vendors.  Africana Virginia Beach is produced by Purple Inc Marketing, a Virginia Beach Based minority owned marketing firm.  In collaboration with the City of Virginia Beach, Africana Virginia Beach is designed to attract African American families  and to provide a family oriented, culturally rich, entertaining and fun festival celebrating the African American experience.

2017 Event Highlights


Get checked in.  Relax for a minute. Then head out to the beach! Crowne Plaza is only minutes from the oceanfront. When you get to the oceanfront we have a special parking option for those that stay at the Crowne Plaza Town Center. You can park with VIP and catch the shuttle over for FREE!  Also included with your room is a FREE breakfast buffet Saturday and Sunday morning.

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