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African-American Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its twentieth annual African-American Festival, which features music, dance, storytelling, and historical displays.

African-American Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its twentieth annual African-American Festival, which features music, dance, storytelling, and historical displays.

African American Festival logo with Marci Gras dancer holding umbrella

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its twentieth annual African-American Festival, which features music, dance, storytelling, and historical displays. The Aquarium will also announce and celebrate the recipients of its 2022 African American Scholar Program.

All programs subject to change and weather dependent.
Saturday Festival Schedule
10:00 AM Interactive Poetry, Music, and Yoga – Deep Red / Honda Blue Cavern
10:30 AM Penguins Film / Great Hall
10:45 AM African American Dance - Fantasia / Honda Blue Cavern
11:30 AM African Drum & Dance Ensemble / Honda Pacific Visions Theater
12:00 PM The LA LA Mardi Gras Second Liners / Honda Blue Cavern
1:00 PM African American Scholar Ceremony / Honda Pacific Visions Theater
1:30 PM Beauty of Coral Reefs Film / Great Hall
1:45 PM Storytelling in the West African Tradition - Baba the Storyteller / Honda Blue Cavern
2:00 PM DJ Seven Seize / Shark Lagoon
2:30 PM West African Dance - Dembrebah / Honda Pacific Visions Theater
3:00 PM Beauty of Coral Reefs Film / Great Hall
3:15 PM Music Performance - Per Se / Honda Blue Cavern
4:00 PM Breakdancing and Popping - Homeland Crew / Honda Pacific Visions Theater
4:45 PM Penguins Film / Great Hall
All programs subject to change and weather dependent.
Sunday Festival Schedule
10:00 AM Interactive Poetry, Music, and Yoga – Deep Red / Honda Blue Cavern
10:30 AM Penguins Film / Great Hall
10:45 AM Jazz Music Ensemble - Music in the Moment / Honda Blue Cavern
11:30 AM African Drum & Dance Ensemble / Honda Pacific Visions Theater
12:00 PM The LA LA Mardi Gras Second Liners / Honda Blue Cavern
1:00 PM Heritage Award Ceremony Honoring Carolyn Caldwell / Honda Pacific Visions Theater
1:30 PM Beauty of Coral Reefs Film / Great Hall
1:45 PM Storytelling in the West African Tradition - Baba the Storyteller / Honda Blue Cavern
2:00 PM DJ Seven Seize / Shark Lagoon
2:30 PM West African Dance - Dembrebah / Honda Pacific Visions Theater
3:00 PM Beauty of Coral Reefs Film / Great Hall
3:15 PM Music Performance - Per Se / Honda Blue Cavern
4:00 PM Breakdancing and Popping - Homeland Crew / Honda Pacific Visions Theater
4:45 PM Penguins Film / Great Hall

Ocean Theater, Honda Pacific Visions Theater and Ocean Science Center — See monitors for shows and times.

Cultural Demonstrators & Exhibitors

  • Art Display by Michael Seale Jr / Great Hall
  • Art Display by Shelton Gillis / Great Hall
  • Beaded Art by Piasart / Great Hall

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R.S.V.P.
(562) 590-3100, ext. 0