Baltimore’s annual African American festival – one of the largest on the East Coast – kicked off with sunny weather and lots of smiles, as thousands flocked to Druid Hill Park to enjoy a wide range of food, drink, vendors and entertainment.

Pictured (LtoR) Earldean Allen and Shirl Parnell
Pictured (LtoR) Ella Smothers and Myia Carter
Chai Hernandez in the 2 Soul Sisters food truck
Behind the viewfinder: photographer Elvert Barnes
On the job for the AFRO: Lucas “Lukey Lenz” Ballard, photographer; and Imani Wj. Wright, journalist/musician
Daryll Estep, DME CreARTions face painter, working her magic on Meyvion Foreman, 5
Pictured (LtoR) Shatoria Alford, 5, with her freshly painted face, with Shantá Alford and Anthony Harris
(August 10, 2019 – Druid Hill Park)
Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.