Igbo Fest


Each year on the last Saturday in July, Jackson Park in Chicago, Illinois transforms into an authentic traditional Igbo village. Its IGBOFEST weekend! Thousands from around the world come together to celebrate Igbo arts, culture, heritage, cuisine, and community. IGBOFEST features spectacular traditional cuisine and live entertainment including Atilogwu, Ojionu, Agaba, Odogwu, and Adamma masquerades, men and women’s dance troupes, plenty of fun activities for children, and the legendary Igbo War Dance as the annual grand finale.

IGBOFEST also offers on-sight wellness workshops, a book pavilion, a marketplace with traditional and contemporary exhibitors selling fine fabrics, jewelry and artwork.

As one of the largest African festivals in the United States, IGBOFEST brings communities of all cultural backgrounds together to experience authentic Igbo culture. It’s the climax of summertime Chicago, and an event you definitely won’t want to miss! See you there!

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