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31st African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL) combine 42nd Annual Chicago Music Awards (CMA). Get Tickets & Vendor Space

Jul 4, 2024 at 12:00 PM to Jul 7, 2024
Washington Park - DuSable Museum Garden, Chicago, Illinois
Event Summary

It will be a holiday weekend of Reggae, Afrobeat, World Music, carnival-style jubilation, dancehall, merrymaking, shopping, eating, drinking, products branding, games and family fun and more marking the famous 31st Annual  African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL) a family celebration to remember. The IFOl  will be combined with the 42nd Annual Chicago Music Awards (CMA), Chicago's biggest day of honors and entertainment, featuring the berst of chicagoland entertainers in all categories of musicon Friday, July 5th, .

The Festival of Life runs from Independence day, Thursday through Sunday, July
4th - 7th, 2024 from noon/12:00pm – 10:00 pm at Washington Park - DuSable Sunken Garden, 55th Street and South Cottage Grove, Chicago, the IFOL will feature a galaxy of entertainers from Caribbean to African, R&B to Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Latin, Hip Hop, Dancehall and more.  Games, food, arts, crafts and educational activities for you to experience a true Independence celebration. 

In addition there will be a IFOL/CMA Best Song Contest on, and the two - minute song must mention what Chicago Music Awards and the Festival of Life has been doing for the music and cultural community over forty years. Submit song in mp4 format to [email protected].

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General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

All payments are final and nonrefundable, rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy

Should the event be cancelled by the promoter, ticket purchasers, vendors or other paid participants will be given credit to/in the promoter's next festival. 

Age Restriction

The African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL) and the Chicago Music Awards combined is an all age events that is free to children under twelve years of age and early promotional fees start from $10 and up, while available, and VIP discounted 50% or two for one in advance @ or 

Miscellaneous Policies

No weapons, drugs, liquor or illegal items or allowed in the festival. 

When & Where
Jul 4, 2024 at 12:00 PM CDT to Jul 7, 2024
Washington Park - DuSable Museum Garden
55th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
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