Honoring Our Ancestors

Following African tradition, we open each Festival day with traditional African drumming .This image is of S.H.I.N.E. Mwausi led by Rene Fisher-Mims (second from right).

Official Sponsor

LA City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Council District 10


Azar Lawrence, Barbara Morrison, Miles Mosely

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Mark-Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor 2nd District, Los Angeles County

Where everyone smiles.

We put a smile on everyone’s face. Join our audience of beautiful people!

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Thank you Union Bank; a sponsor for the 6th consecutive year!

Amazing and unique products!

Shop our Village Marketplace with over 80 fine art and quality craft vendors from around the nation!

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The legendary Dulan’s on Crenshaw is the proud sponsor of our VIP Hospitality Suite for the third year!

Everyone comes together!

Culture is the fabric that binds us together as one community.

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The Raw 2 the Roots Natural Hair Show presented by Crème of Nature.

World-class Entertainment

Kamasi Washington, Medusa, and Leon “Da Lion” Mobley

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LA Naturals, the largest natural hair meetup.com group on the West Coast w/over 1,100 members!

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Dibs Pro Audio Worldwide is our official sound company for four consecutive years!

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Superior Grocers is a proud sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. They also support our focus on education by providing scholarships for two schools in our district at our Festival!

Beyond Magical

Juan Roberts Design & Photography is a taste-maker and responsible for all the amazing images captured at our Festival. Juan is also a partner in The Leimert Park Village Group.

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Mc Donald’s is a proud sponsor for the fifth consecutive year! Come out and enjoy a complimentary refreshing cold smoothie!

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Kettle Corn & Stuff is a proud second year sponsor. CEO & Owner Keith Jackson is also a partner in The Leimert Park Village Group.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Get a FREE 2012 Official Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival Poster for completing the survey below. There is no personal identifiable information, so you can be completely honest.
It's easy as 1-2-3. 1. Complete the survey. 2. Send an email to leimertparkfestival@gmail.com and say, "I completed the survey". 3. Pick up your poster at Sika's at 4330 Degnan Blvd., LA, CA 90008, before July 5, 2013. This offer has been posted on several blogs and Fb pages so there's no way to trace your rsvp email to the survey. Thanks for your assistance. We need this information for our sponsors.

Friday, September 7, 2012

SAVE THE DATES.....More details to be announced soon.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND - AUG. 31, SEPT. 1, 2, 2013

The FREE 5th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival

Sponsor, Vendor, Volunteer & Performance opportunities are available.  Email leimertparkfestival (at) gmail (dot) com

This is the most anticipated Labor Day event in LA - where people party all day and night!!!

Los Angeles, CA - The 5th Annual FREE Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival in Historic Leimert Park Village is a FREE 3-day event, scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31st, Sept. 1st & Sept. 2nd, 2013 in  the heart of LA's most dynamic cultural enclave for African and African American culture enjoyed by over 10,000 people from all council districts.  Our highly anticipated festival features jazz, blues, reggae, R&B, neo-soul, Afro-beat, spoken word, comedy, traditional African drumming and dance.

In addition to our exceptional music, we have 5 special events that occur during the festival: 1) a Fashion Show, 2) a Natural Hair Show, 3) Sankofa Sunday - a remembrance of those that have transitioned in the past year, 4)  a Legacy Awards Ceremony and 5)   Leimert Park After Dark - entertainment in and around Leimert Park that occur after 6pm on Sat. & Sun. nights.

Our multi-generational and multi-ethnic audience enjoys browsing and shopping in our authentic African Marketplace that has over 50 fine art and quality craft vendors selling paintings, sculptures, wood carvings, jewelry, designer clothes, and quality crafts from around the African Diaspora.

We also have age-appropriate activities and distinct areas for children and teens and an international food court with vegetarian, vegan and meat entrees, quick bites, snacks, desserts and drinks.

We invite you to join over 10,000 people who eagerly look forward to this annual event that showcases the best national and local talent.

A few of our previous performers have included: Randy Crawford, LTD, Barbara Morrison, Azar Lawrence, Alphonse Mouzon, The Pan African People's Arkestra, Medusa, Bo Williams, The Mooney Twins, Kamasi Washington & The Next Step Band, The Lulu Washington Dance Troupe, plus many, many more!!!

This event is produced by The Leimert Park Group as is:

Sponsor, vendor, volunteer and performance opportunities are available NOW! Contact us today.

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