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Pan Afrikan Festival Frequently Asked Questions

What are the festival times?

The festival times are from 11 AM to 8 PM.

Where is the Pan Afrikan festival located?

The Highland Bowl on 1137 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620

How do I get there?

Where can I park?

There are approximately 200 FREE parking spaces available in the Highland Hospital Professional building.

What is the cost of the festival?

The cost is $15. Children Twelve and under are free

What is the cost of VIP?

VIP is $75 pp.

What is included in VIP?

Tent coverage, premier seating, food and 2 drink tickets.

Will the event cancel if it rains?

No. The event will continue rain or shine.

Are credit cards accepted at the festival?

Some vendors accept cards and some do not. We strongly advise that you plan accordingly and/or bring cash.

What is the purpose of the festival?

The Pan Afrikan festival is a celebration of culture and heritage for individuals of the African Diaspora through music, art, dance, spoken word, food and education.

Are children allowed?

Yes! Children of all ages are welcome. This is a family event and includes lots of fun activities for children, including inflatables, video gaming truck and family reading tent.

Can we bring our own coolers/food/beverages?

NO! There will be no coolers, food or beverages allowed in the park and this rule will be strictly enforced. There will be food and beverages available for purchase.

Can we bring chairs?

Yes, we encourage you to bring your own chairs.

Can we bring pets?

NO! We understand the difficulty of leaving our furry friends at home; however, for the safety and security of our community, pets are not allowed at the Pan Afrikan Festival and this rule will be strictly enforced.

What is the lineup and time of performances?

For full lineup and times of performances, please visit the festival events page at:

Are there food vendors?


Will there be alcohol at this festival?

Yes, there will be a beer and wine garden and a separate bar in VIP.

Will there be security at the festival?

Yes. All Security is licensed, bonded and insured.

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