Fort Worth

Kwanzaa Fest planned in Fort Worth

Family, community and culture will come together Saturday during the annual Kwanzaa Fest in Fort Worth.

The festival will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Austin Event Center, 1111 E. Berry St. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature African drumming, food, storytelling, music, poetry and guest speakers. People can also take part in a symbolic candlelighting ritual and the Ujamaa Marketplace. Ujamaa, or Cooperative Economics, is a principle of Kwanzaa.

“This is an incredible opportunity for families to enjoy a day of food, fun and most importantly learn about the rich history of the African culture and its influence on African American culture here in the U.S.,” said Jim Austin, owner of Austin Event Center.