Festival season

. June 27, 2013.

What could possibly be more fun than a summer festival in Toledo? The 9th Annual African American Festival is set to take place from Friday through Sunday, July 19 through 21, at the Scott Park Campus of the University of Toledo. The festival begins with a Prayer Breakfast, with local pastors and members joining forces for prayer and fellowship building, followed by the official kickoff — a parade with various individuals, groups, organizations and businesses throughout the city. The festival boasts over two days of entertainment, including performances by Joseph Vincelli (Saturday, July 20) and local legends The Rance Allen Group (Sunday, July 21), as well as vendors, carnival rides and games for the kids. “The weekend is a family affair, a great chance for friends and family to get together,” says festival organizer Suzette Cowell. “You get to see generations come together, which is a unique part of the festival.” To participate in this year’s celebration, please contact DeLise at 419-255-8876 or email her at dyourturn@aol.com. Visit www.toledourban.com for more information. —GMK