Contact: Candice Frederick
cell: 609-532-6552

(TRENTON, NJ)—On Saturday. August 9th from 12pm-4pm, the fields of Cadwalader Park (Parkside Ave. & West State St.) will be filled with children and youth as The Trenton African American Cultural Festival (TAACF) formerly the Trenton African American Pride Festival will kick off its fourth year with a Youth Sports Expo. The Youth Sports Expo, will link numerous youth sports organizations throughout the city for a day of fun and exercise.

The event will feature basketball, football, soccer, tennis, golf and boxing exhibitions. New this year, gymnastics and karate will be added to the roster of activities. The main festival will be held the following weekend from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 16th at Cadwalader Park (Parkside Ave. & Bellevue Ave. entrance).

The Trenton African American Cultural Festival, which was first held in 2011 and has quickly become one of the most anticipated festivals in the state capital, celebrates the history, culture, heritage, arts, rich traditions and zestful spirit that encompass the African and African American Diaspora. The festival will feature music, performances, African cuisine, vendors, a Children’s Village, and a Healthy Living Pavilion.

The TAACF Youth Sports Expo has partnered with several city based youth sports organizations to bring a variety of sports to the event. Participating organizations include the West End and North End Little League, First Tee Golf, New Jersey Tennis League, Eric Judkins Boxing, Schaeffer Gym Gymnastics, Trenton Bridge Lacrosse, and a host of others.

“The expo will provide an opportunity for the kids to engage in the sporting activities they know and love, and also try the ones they haven’t before” says Candice Frederick, Marketing Chairperson. “Each year, this event expands as new organizations come on board to participate with us. We want to continue to expose our kids to a range of activities that will encourage them to step out of their comfort zones” says Frederick.
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The African American Cultural Festival is an annual celebration of the history, culture, heritage, and arts that represent the rich traditions and zestful spirit of the African and African American Diaspora. Following the legacy of the African American culture’s Juneteenth celebration, the goal of the festival is to inspire an appreciation for the diversity, influence and contributions of the African and African-African Diaspora. For more information about the festival, visit