Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration of African American heritage. Take part in the rich culture of this holiday during one of the kid-friendly Kwanzaa events around Maryland.
Check out all the Kwanzaa events going on in Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, D.C., and other locations around Maryland. For even more holiday fun, make sure to check out our list of New Year’s Eve events.
Updating for 2020. List is updated regularly.
Kwanzaa Celebration – 2020
Watch anytime on the Banneker-Douglass site. Celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa through musical performances, games, crafts, and more! The program will include: Musical Performance; Zawadi (Gift Making) Session; Kwanzaa Feast Cooking Tutorial; Discussion on the Importance of Community and Intergenerational Engagement; Virtual Lighting Ceremony; and a “Buy Black” Marketplace. 12–2 p.m. Banneker-Douglass Museum, Annapolis.
Principles of Kwanzaa
Dec. 26–31. Every day during Kwanzaa, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum will bring you a virtual event based on a principle of Kwanzaa. It will start on Dec. 26 with a storytime
embracing Africana history and culture with the Conolly family (Umoja). This follows on Dec. 28 with a workshop on Collective Work and Responsibility (Ujima); Dec. 29 with Cooperative Economics for kids and adults (Ujamaa); and Dec. 31 on Creativity (Kuumba)
Photo courtesy the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
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