During this year's Seafair weekend, Vulcan Real Estate was proud to be a presenting sponsor at Umoja Fest held at Judkins Park. Umoja means unity in Swahili and was chosen as the name of this festival because it is open to people of all ages and backgrounds. The mission of Umoja Fest is to produce a world-class festival parade and related activities that not only entertains, but also educates and empowers the community. It is a celebration that gives people from all over the Northwest an opportunity to experience the rich African heritage and culture of the region.
The Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival & Parade has been a local tradition since the 1940s. The festival is held to highlight and celebrate African-Americans history and contributions to the local Seattle community and beyond. This year’s attractions included the African Heritage Parade, which featured dance troops and drill teams, as well as three different stages featuring musical acts, bites from local African restaurants and food trucks, vendor marketplace and community resource fair. Check out the great photos that Youth in Focus took for our blog.
Hope everyone enjoyed the festival and we look forward to seeing you next year!