Celebrate the artistic heritage and creativity of African American culture at the 42nd Annual DuSable Museum Arts & Crafts Festival on July 9 & 10. Enjoy shopping, music, food and more at this free, family friendly event unfolding on the landscaped grounds of DuSable Museum in Washington Park.

Dozens of vendors line the parks offering handmade and artisan goods including artworks, jewelery, clothing, musical instruments and hats. It's a popular annual shopping destination for buyers who love one-of-a-kind finds.

If shopping's not your thing, the fest hosts a range of local musicians and entertainers, including jazz and blues vocalists that create open-air concerts. DJ Cisco will kick off the event with a performance on Saturday at 12 p.m. Hector Silveira, The Javon Watson Experience and more will be putting on shows at the fest all weekend long. 

There's also hand-on crafts and face painting for the kids and the museum is open during the fest for tours of the current exhibit. Food that reflects the African American diaspora is another highlight and you can expect Caribbean, African and Soul Food treats.

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DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Place

July 9 & 10
Hours: 12 - 8 p.m.
Admission: FREE

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