Africa On The Avenue unveils list of 2024 vendors

Africa On The Avenue, a celebration of the vibrant African immigrant community along Georgia Avenue NW, in Northwest Washington, DC, in the United States (US) has unveiled a list of its 2024 vendors for its one-day festival. 

The event will hold on May 18, expected to feature interactive art, fashion, music, food, as well as highlighting the many African braiders who work along the corridor.

“There is something for everyone to enjoy and learn during this one-day festival,” 
said the organisers of the event. 

The event is sponsored by District Bridges, a US-based community development nonprofit, working to bridge community engagement and economic development opportunities to foster equitable and resilient communities in DC and beyond. is a media partner.

Up close with vendors

1. Jaliyaa Coffee is an ethically sourced African coffee brand creating meaningful connections between Africa and the diaspora through storytelling. The brand’s purchases also support sustainable livelihoods and helps alleviate food insecurity in Africa. “With every purchase made from Jaliyaa Coffee, 5% of all profits go towards their fight against food world hunger.” 

2. Fahrenheit 99 & Co prides itself on providing high quality, luxurious candle, that can fragrance the home, without being toxic. They use all-natural ingredients: coconut apricot wax, essential oils, and a crackling wooden wick, that can be and is enjoyed by many. The products are handmade by them, “with love as always, to ensure that it is a product that you will always enjoy!” 

3. Trini Pepper Sauce makes its sauce from a family recipe, and uses hand-picked Scotch Bonnet Peppers and Scorpion Peppers, grown in Trinidad. The peppers are usually fresh, and shipped to the US directly from Trinidad. “Unlike other sauces, we never use frozen peppers.” While other sauces are hot, their Trinidad hot sauce has a sweet taste but still maintains a lingering heat to it.

4. It’s A Wrap Project help their students master the ‘Art of Headwrapping’ in workshops, seminars, and classes. Its head wrap kits encompass a full head wrap, half head wrap, a headwrapping style sheet, and essential headwrapping tools. 

Their ‘Her Hair Loss Care and Wellness Workshops’ are designed to empower individuals facing hair loss due to conditions such as alopecia, cancer, and other health challenges that may lead to hair loss. 

5. Sankofa Video, Books & Café carries with it an expectation of quality and discovery; it specializes in videos and books about people of African descent around the world. It is nestled in the college campus corridor of Georgia Ave, in Washington, DC, across from Howard University, two blocks from Benjamin Banneker Sr. High School. 

6. Here’s the Scoop DC has served as the one stop shop for ice cream, desserts, snacks, and more! Since its inception, they have been involved in many community engagement events to give back to the community. “We love and live by our motto of ‘Bringing the Community Together One Treat At a Time.'” 

7. Yakitoko is a clothing brand that was established in 2011. The meaning of Yakitoko came from Lingala, a dialect from Central Africa. The word helms on the idea of the literal translation of “Something Beautiful”. At Yakitoko, the motto is “dress for fun”. They strive to offer fun, artistic, and quality design.

Other vendors

8. VELVAN’s CO Boutique
9. Washington English Center
10. Carlos Rosario
11. 237 African Art

Visit District Bridges’ website for updates and information. Supporting sponsors include, Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD)Urban Investment Partners (UIP)I Stand With Immigrants Initiativeand DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs.

Interested in vendor registration? Click here to sign up. Deadline for vendor registration is May 3.


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