African American Festival returns to Toledo next weekend

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The 15th annual African American Festival hosted by the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union is making its return to Toledo next weekend! Thousands of people are expected to head out to enjoy this year's festivities.

It all gets underway on Friday at 8:00 a.m with a prayer breakfast at Friendship Baptist Church. Breakfast honorees include Wilma Brown, Jerome Graham, Harold Mosley, Brenda Oliver, Pastor Patricia Sullivan and Arron Woods. Tickets are 10 dollars and are available on Ticketmaster or at the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union on Dorr Street. No tickets will be sold at the door.

On Friday night at 6:00, there will be a gospel concert at Friendship Baptist Church. The concert will feature Darius Coleman, Mother Boola Bomb Bay & The Boola Bomb Bay Baptist Choir and more. Tickets are 15 dollars and are available on Ticketmaster or at the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union on Dorr Street. No tickets will be sold at the door.

The signature African American Festival Parade steps off at 10:00 a.m Saturday from the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union on Dorr Street. This year's grand marshals include Albert "Prince" Bell, Harold Mosely, Brenda Oliver, Wilma Brown and Arron Woods.

The festival itself will take place at the Seagate Center in Downtown Toledo from 1:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m both Saturday and Sunday. There will be educational vendors, free health screenings, food and lots of live music. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster and at the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union on Dorr Street.