Afri Village Fest 2009

Saturday August 29, 2009

The 3rd Annual Afri Village Festival is happening Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days.


The city comes Alive for the 2 Day Street Festival!!

The 3rd Annual Afri-Village Festival takes place along Bloorcourt Village between Christie and Ossington Sts. The event is an exciting festival of foods, arts and crafts, and music celebrating the many diverse African cultures and Diaspora.

This summer, Afri-Village Fest Returns on the Weekend of August 29th & 30th, 2009 for the 3rd Annual TASTE OF AFRICA

The 2009 Afrivillage Fest Features

  • Over 40 Africa & Diaspora Food & Arts Vendors
  • Live Performances at the Village Stage
  • A Michezo Showcase of the Arts
  • A Toronto African Film & Music Tent

The 1st Annual Afrivillage Afrivillage Boat Cruise

  • "After The Festival its The After Party"
  • The Official Afrivillage Boat Cruise Aboard the Stella Boreallis
  • A Showcase of Afri centric MUsic and more
  • Saturday Aug 29, 2009 - Boarding 11 p.m.

Photos 2009

Playing Oware, the World's oldest board game. Saturday, August 29, 2009. Friendship Bracelets for sale at Afri Village Fest.

AfriVillageFest 2007

The First Annual Afri Village Fest Street Festival is taking place on Bloor Street West between Christie Pits Park and Ossington Avenue on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Afri Village Fest is an exciting new festival that showcases the many cultures represented on this vibrant strip of Bloor Street West and Ossington Avenue .

This two-day family festival features tantalizing food from Africa and the Diaspora.

Bloor Street West will be transformed into an African-style market offering a variety of exotic dishes, spices, arts and crafts - all rich in colour, beauty and heart.

Many of the businesses that call this part of Bloor Street West their home will be showcasing their wares and celebrating the cultural richness of the community, all in line with the festivals motto: Showcasing Diversity in Harmony.

The live entertainment will feature Radio Nomad, Freelance Rhythm, the Afri-Caribbean Dancers and Romberos.

The Taste of Africa will be a family-focused event hosting a Kid Zone and the Selam (Peace) Youth Festival, featuring many very talented young people.

For more information about the festival, visit