Q1. What is AFRAM?

The AFRAM Festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture. This family-oriented event is filled with entertainers, childrenโ€™s activities, arts, history, education, health & wellness and more. The Baltimore AFRAM Festival is presented by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Baltimore City Recreation & Parks.

Q2. When is the festival?

AFRAM is a two-day festival that takes place August 11-12, 2018. Saturday, August 11 from 12:00pm - 8:00pm and Sunday, August 12 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.

Q3. Where is the festival?

The AFRAM Baltimore Festival is located in historic, beautiful Druid Hill Park at 3001 East Drive.

Q4. Whoโ€™s invited?

EVERYONE! AFRAM is family-friendly event open to the public. We have something for everyone. Tickets are not required

Q5. How much is the festival?

AFRAM is FREE to the public.

Q6. Where can I find a map of the festival area?

Our site map is located here.

Q7. Will AFRAM be canceled if it rains?

AFRAM is rain or shine! However, if the National Weather Service issues an inclement weather warning within the festival area, an announcement will be made. All activites will conclude until the warning has lifted.

Q8. What kind of bag can I bring?

Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their personal items in a clear or mesh bag.

Q9. What can I bring to AFRAM?

We want you to be AFRAM ready. Please review the following list to comply with our standards for a positive festival experience:

  • Blankets
  • Hats
  • Lawn chairs
  • Suncreen
  • Sunglasses

Q10. What is not allowed at AFRAM?

To ensure your safety, the following items and activities are prohibited:

  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Coolers or ice chests
  • Glass containers
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Lighters
  • Grills
  • Pets
  • Personal radios
  • Drones
  • Unauthorized retail items

Please note that all personal items are subject to search.

Q11. Is public parking available?

Yes, parking will be available and free to the public. However, spaces are limited and use of transit options is highly recommended.

Q12. Where should I go for ADA assistance?

AFRAM is an event accessible to all. For information on specific ADA or interpretive resources see our ADA page here.

Q13. I plan to use public transportation to get to AFRAM. What are my options?

The use of public transit is highly recommended. Additionally, there are rideshare options via the mobile app Lyft. Visit our transportation page for more detail here.

Q14. Will construction near the reservoir affect my AFRAM experience?

The construction will not hinder your festival experience.

Q15. How can I get cash onsite?

Refer to our site map when it becomes available. There will be three ATM stations throughout the festival area.

Q16. What if I need medical attention?

We will have EMS onsite, view our sitemap for the specific location. Also, Baltimore Police and Baltimore Fire will be on-site.

For more information, contact afram@baltimorecity.gov