Southern Delaware Tourism



AUGUST 12, 2017

Opens: 10 AM

Closes: 9 PM

2017  Car Show


Self Expressions

Auto Club


SATURDAY, explore exhibits such as AFRAM's Exhibition Tent where you can see and play one-of-a-kind musical instruments all constructed of recycled materials - all created by the festival's resident artist, Errol Sobers.  Later, swing to the sounds of BEST KEPT SOUL Band!

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E V E N T S . . . . . . . E N T E R T A I N M E N T . . . . . . . P E R F O R M A N C E S . . . . . . . E V E N T S

Join us on the second Saturday of August - at the Seaford Sports Complex - for one of the best outdoor events of the summer. Enrich your body, mind & SOUL with a selection of cultural foods, fascinating exhibits, and FREE Live Music! (Reggae, Jazz, Gospel, Blues/Soul, Calypso) What could be better!?...and remember to bring your lawn chairs for great seating. Don't Miss It! TENT SEATING is ALSO AVAILABLE. See our detailed SCHEDULE below for events, performers, and showtimes.

Stroll among AFRAM's cultural vendors for some of the best foods, and exotic imports (African textiles, printed fashions, incense, jewelry & accessories, and natural beauty products; as well as fine arts/crafts (and books) from across the Diaspora. There's also a wealth of FREE information and NETWORKING opportunities available among AFRAM's Community Resource/Non-Profit vendors; wellness, education, family care, entrepreneurship, employment; government agencies & services.

The ADINKRA symbol at left translates as "UMOJA" - which is the theme for this year. It is the Kwanzaa principle which means, "UNITY".
Each year this African American festival shares the many contributions made in Society, History and Culture - by the African ancestors and their descendants - throughout Africans' diaspora in the World.

Explore and Enjoy all of the featured attractions the Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival has developed over the last 21 years.

An Uplifting Cultural Celebration to Share...

For an overnight stay, select from one of Seaford's convenient hotels; The Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Days Inn, and Comfort Suites - all less than 7 minutes drive from the festival. Get Rested and Ready for Saturday@AFRAM.

INFORMATION:                               Schedule                                                     Directions

Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce
​​AUGUST  12 , 2017   |  22nd E D I T I O N   |  10 AM  to CLOSING


Schedule for August 12, 2017*

​10:00 a.m. -  AFRAM Car Show

10:00 a.m. – AFRAM Puppet Show

11:00 a.m. – Sankofa Drummers and Dancers

11:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremony, Community Recognition Award (Recipients, Delmarva Teen Challenge) with performance by "Third and North", the Teen Challenge band.

12:00 p.m. – Gospel Hour featuring:

Troy Purnell, Ty Bolden, and Dontaye White and Special Guest, Eunice Wright

2:00 p.m. – Family Time

4:00 p.m. – Cultural Hour

6:00 p.m. – Best Kept Soul

8:00 p.m. – AFRAM Line Dance Party

*Schedule Subject to Change

SANKOFA Drummers & Dancers

12 PM

Energetic and exciting, the Sankofa African Dance Company is comprised of talented and creative youth from Inner City Dover and throughout the Central Delaware Area.  Dedicated to dance and percussion arts, this company studies...[  MORE  ]

Delaware Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. - DAASHOF