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Saginaw’s African Cultural Festival kicks off 28th year

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Saginaw's African Cultural Festival has returned to the Morely School grounds. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

SAGINAW, Mich. - Saginaw's African Cultural Festival has returned to the Morely School grounds.

The festival features activities and performances including spoken word, arts and crafts, and dancing.

The annual event started in 1969 and calls itself the oldest on-going black arts festival in the country.

"We're excited this is a very new conference we're doing this year but were excited about what’s coming up. We want to invite people from Saginaw County from Flint, Detroit wherever to come and celebrate with us this is a phenomenal experience,” said festival president Dawn Hinton.

Saturday’s activities will kick off with a 5k run starting at 8:00 a.m.

The festival runs through Sunday.