Black Heritage Festival is this weekend. Here’s what to know

(FOX40.COM) — The city of Sacramento is inviting residents to enjoy some food, music and potentially go home with some exclusive merchandise as a part of Saturday’s Black Heritage Festival.

The event, which is a part of the Florin Road Community Beautification Project, will be hosted by the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum and will take place at the Florin Square Plaza from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

April Breis, the city’s Office of Arts and Culture Art program coordinator, said, “This event will showcase the fantastic work which has been completed on behalf of the project and provide information on future projects planned for Florin Road.”

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Activities such as mural painting and printing of branded T-shirts will be available for children and adults. Local bands, educational workshops, film screenings, and art exhibits will also be on display at the Black Heritage Festival.

“Participants will also enjoy food highlighting the African diaspora, cultural performances and exhibits, and giveaways,” the city of Sacramento said.

The Florin Road Community Beautification Project aims to improve the stretch of Florin Road from Tamoshanter Way to Franklin Boulevard through public art, public outreach and youth engagement. The project was funded by a $1.2 million grant from the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans).

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