Despite the rain, the ninth annual African American Culture Fair began today and will continue through Saturday, September 10.

LANCASTER, Pa. — Tuesday, September 6 marked the start of the week African American Culture Festival.

The event will take place at Reservoir Park, located at 832 E. Orange Street in Lancaster.

The celebrations will include live music, food, rides and a parade. According to the organizers, there will be live entertainment from 26 bands and artists. Among those performing will be Source Award-winning rapper Trina and Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Kierra Sheard.

This is the ninth annual African American Culture Fair, which will run through Saturday, September 10.

Local restaurants, bakers, chefs and food trucks will participate in the event. Additionally, Universal African Dance, a 77-member dance troupe, will perform in traditional African attire.

The fair will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. September 6-9. On Saturday, September 10, it will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Entrance to the event is free, but there will be food and transport costs. Tickets for the tour are $1.50 each. Attendees can also pay $25 for 20 tickets or $50 for 50 tickets.

Carnival Ride wristbands, which allow unlimited rides on the day of purchase, are $25 each and will be available Sept. 6 and 7.

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