Celebrate African culture at Kwanzaa 2019 events around Houston

"Kuumba" at MATCH | Photo courtesy of Dance Afrikana

Come together to commemorate African heritage, unity, and culture at Kwanzaa events around Houston from Thursday, December 26, 2019, to New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

During the week-long holiday of Kwanzaa, families and friends gather to honor African heritage in African-American culture.

Kwanzaa events are taking place in communities around Houston, bringing together all ages for celebrations, performances and more.

This list will continue to expand as we discover more events. Email us at [email protected] if you know any Kwanzaa events that should make this list. 

Kwanzaa 2019 Events Around Houston

  • NBUF Kujichagulia Kwanzaa Celebration 2019 at Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center | Friday, December 27 | FREE – Join the Houston Chapter of the National Black United Front (NBUF) in Southeast Houston and celebrate Kwanzaa at the Kujichagulia Celebration 2019. Browse an African market from 5pm to 9pm, with a drum call at 6:30pm, and the Kwanzaa Celebration and Ritual at 7pm.
  • Kwanzaa Celebration at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church | Friday, December 27 | FREE – Join the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church in the Heights for singing, dancing, drumming, stories and more to celebrate Kwanzaa. Bring a book that is suitable for children from Pre-K to 12th grade that tells the stories of Africa, the diaspora of Africans, or African Americans and they will donate it to YES Prep. 7pm to 8:30pm.
  • Kuumba at MATCH | New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31 – Dance Afrikana presents Kuumba, a celebration of African dance styles and stories at MATCH in Midtown. “Kuumba” is a Kiswahili word meaning “creativity,” which is one of the seven principles celebrated during Kwanzaa. Tickets are $15. 5pm.

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