The first day of the Baltimore African American Festival was filled with awesome perfomances, food vendors, empowerment events and family fun. Check out a few highlights:
Left, music artist Shadina performed on the main stage to a welcoming crowd.
(Images: Ian Harvey)
Legendary crooner Chico DeBarge wowed the crowd with hits.
Attendees enjoyed tropical drinks at the festival.
A vendor sells Afrocentric earrings.
Both greeters welcome attendees.
Brands shared samples of their goodies at the event.
Bern Nadette Stanis of "Good Times" fame signs a T-shirt for a fan.
Attendees were privy to view race cars at the festival.
Women gathered at the Pepsi pavilion to be empowered by motivational speaker and author Valeisha Butterfield-Jones.
The Black Enterprise pavilion featured mini-golf, a green screen for attendees to get their cover moment and giveaways.
The Pepsi pavilion was live throughout the day with meet-and-greets and inspirational chats moderated by Kwame Jackson, CEO of Krimson by Kwame.