Africa Day 2016

You’re invited!

The ACCW invites you all to join us in celebrating Africa Day.  There will be lots of fun, food, entertainment and lots to see and do for the whole family.  Bring your family and friends for an exciting event.

Thanks to our our sponsors, who have supported in us making this event free!

Date: Saturday 14 May, 2016
Venue: Shed 6, Queens Wharf, Jervious Quay (Wellington Waterfront)
Time: 12pm – 7.00pm




Our one-day festival will showcase African culture through dance, music, arts, crafts and cuisine.

A combination of established and emerging artists, musicians and cultural groups will perform throughout the day, providing a fun-filled day of activity for the whole family. The festival represents a major cultural event for Wellington and the African communities in Wellington and around New Zealand.

Who will be at Africa Day, Wellington?

To follow soon

New Zealand Police

The New Zealand Police are always looking at ways to work with young people and would like to hear from you.  Join them at their stand at Africa Day and get any questions you have about becoming a cop. Find out more about this extraordinary career at New Cops.

Move your body to the beats!

Check out our programmes closer to the date or contact us for more information. If you are interested in volunteering, let us know! Get involved

Other Africa Day events on around Wellington City

The ACCW will host several events in and around the Wellington region that showcase African music, arts, dance, language and everything that makes us African.

It’s all happening in WeWellington

Family-focus Cultural Festival includes music, fashion, food and fun for the whole family

  • Food stalls
  • Arts and crafts
  • Traditional African fashion
    … and lots more to look forward to.

A big thank you to our sponsors:

Know your Africa

Watch this fun song written and performed by A J Jenkins: The Countries of the World Song – Africa (KidsTV123. © 2011, You Tube + Creative Commons)

Africa Day is celebrated around the world annually on the anniversary of the founding of the African Union (AU) on May 25 1963.

On 14 May 2016 the ACCW and all African nationals worldwide will be celebrating 51 years of unity and freedom under the umbrella of the AU, which succeeded the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which was formed in 1963.

The African Union aims to achieve greater unity and solidarity between the African countries and its people, promote democratic principles, good governance, peace, stability and security on the continent. Learn more about the African Union: Our supporters