GhanaFest™ is the largest showcase of African culture, music, food, and fashion in the Midwest of United States since 1988. It is a one-day, annual festival held on the last Saturday of July and is sponsored by the Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago and 14 other organizations representing Ghanaians in the Chicago area. It attracts an average of about 5,000 participants each year to Chicago’s Washington Park. The festival celebrates the history and culture of the West African nation, Ghana, (the Gold Coast) and recognizes the special bond of unity between Ghana, the United States, and other African countries.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This event is open to all ages.
What will be at the Festival?
Ghana Village – (vendors in hair, beauty, fashion, art, health, business)
Taste of Ghana-(various food vendors)
Live Band w/ Live Djs
Parade of Chiefs & Queenmothers
Special Musical Guests
Children’s Park-(Bouncy House, Face Painting, Games, & Prizes)
Youth Activities- (Dance Competition, Game Show)
AND MORE !!!!!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We recommend using public transporation, carpool, taxi, etc… Parking is also available at the park.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please send all questions to our
Facebook page—> Ghana National Council of Chicago
Instagram page —-> ghana_national_council