The Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival is free annual event for all ages which delivers wholesome family entertainment and an educational exhibition of the rich African American heritage in Baltimore County. This annual event attracts thousands of attendees each year. The festival was founded in 1996 by Maryland State Delegate and Speaker Pro-Tem, Adrienne Jones. The Festival celebrates the rich and thriving traditions of the African American community, brings together local and national entertainers, small businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies, to engage with thousands of attendees. The Festival continues to be a vibrant and exciting event that has become one of Baltimore County’s proudest traditions. The event is free of charge for attendees, family-oriented and located on the streets surrounding the Towson Courthouse Plaza. Traditionally, the Festival is held on the third Saturday in the month of September. The festival serves as a vehicle to showcase Baltimore County’s vibrant communities and its residents. It also serves as a means to raise funds to support of charitable programs charged to the Festival Board, such as scholarships, summer camps, and historical preservation projects. The Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival is a 501c(3) tax-exempt organization.

BCAACF inc. P.O. Box 5518, Towson, Maryland 21285. For information call 410 635-4381.


View our event itinerary below

September 15, 2018
7:00am - 9:00am
Sponsor booth setup

Sponsors and vendors will be onsite to setup.

12:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Performances To Be Announced

Stay tuned for our entertainment lineup

12:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Performances To Be Announced

Stay Tuned!

9:00am -
Festival launch

Doors open

1:00pm -
Face Paint Booths Open

Our featured face painters will be onsite. Prizes are offered to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.


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  • 31July

    Take a look at some candid images captured by the Baltimore Sun from BCAACF17

  • 14June

    Good times for all at our second wine festival fundraiser at the Historic Benjamin Banneker Park and Museum.

  • 01June

    Thank you for your interest in participating in this year’s event. The funds generated from the festival event will be used to:

    Assist with the exp

  • 25May

    We are excited to announce that Call for Performers is open for BCAACF 2018.

    The Festival has featured performances from a wide range of acts throu

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