Dallas Mayor Declares October 7, 2023, as YORUBAFEST DAY: A Celebration of African Culture

In a vibrant celebration of culture and community, Mayor Eric L. Johnson of the City of Dallas has declared October 7, 2023, as YORUBAFEST DAY. This proclamation recognizes the exceptional contributions of the Yoruba Cultural Center Dallas, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the rich language, arts, and culture of the Yoruba people of West Africa.


The Yoruba people hold a special place in the tapestry of African heritage, and their influence reaches far beyond the borders of West Africa. In Dallas, as in many other cities across the United States, members of the Yoruba community have made significant contributions to the cultural mosaic that defines the nation.

At the heart of this celebration is YORUBAFEST, a cultural extravaganza organized by the Yoruba Cultural Center Dallas. YORUBAFEST serves as a platform for showcasing the vibrant African art, music, and culture that enriches the Dallas community. More than just a cultural festival, YORUBAFEST is a unifying force that bridges cultural divides and integrates African traditions into the diverse fabric of the city.


This proclamation by Mayor Eric L. Johnson not only acknowledges the cultural significance of the Yoruba people but also reaffirms Dallas’s commitment to fostering diversity, inclusivity, and understanding among its residents. YORUBAFEST DAY recognizes that the preservation and celebration of cultural heritage are vital aspects of building a harmonious and inclusive society.


As the city of Dallas prepares to observe YORUBAFEST DAY on October 7, 2023, residents can look forward to a day filled with cultural vibrancy and artistic expression. It is an opportunity for all Dallas residents to immerse themselves in the rich traditions of the Yoruba people and gain a deeper appreciation for the diversity that makes their city so unique.


YORUBAFEST DAY is not merely a celebration; it is a testament to the power of culture to bring people together, promote understanding, and build stronger, more resilient communities. It is a day to honor the Yoruba Cultural Center Dallas for its tireless efforts in preserving and sharing the cultural heritage of the Yoruba people.


In the words of Mayor Eric L. Johnson, “YORUBAFEST DAY in Dallas, Texas” is a tribute to the Yoruba community’s enduring legacy and a testament to the city’s commitment to celebrating the richness of its cultural tapestry. On October 7th, Dallas will come alive with the vibrant rhythms, colors, and traditions of Africa, welcoming all to join in this celebration of unity in diversity.