[Baltimore Sun] AFRAM 2024 | PHOTOS

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Team Seriously Rated Dance Group, TSR, performs on the AFRAM Live stage. AFRAM 2024, one of the largest African American festivals on the East Coast, kicks off the two-day celebration on Saturday at Druid Hill Park. The festival is under an extreme heat advisory. (Kim Hairston/Staff)
People seek shade under the trees in Druid Hill Park as AFRAM, one of the largest African American festivals on the East Coast, kicks off on Saturday. The festival is under an extreme heat advisory. Cooling stations and air conditioned MTA buses are provided to help people stay cool. (Kim Hairston/Staff)

From left, Dominia Calderon, of Owings Mills, and Kennedi Banning, of West Baltimore, enjoy the spray from a cooling station provided by the Baltimore City Fire Department at AFRAM, one of the largest African American festivals on the East Coast. The festival kicks off on Saturday at Druid Hill Park under an extreme heat advisory. Cooling stations and air conditioned MTA buses are provided to help people stay cool. (Kim Hairston/Staff)
Despite the heat, from left, Starr Njenga, of Silver Spring, and Destiny Bocas, of Woodlawn, dance in front of the AFRAM Live stage as one of the largest African American festivals on the East Coast kicks off on Saturday at Druid Hill Park. Njenga, a rapper, performed for the first time earlier on the Roots and Family stage.The festival is under an extreme heat advisory. (Kim Hairston/Staff)
People seek shade under tents and the trees in Druid Hill Park as AFRAM, one of the largest African American festivals on the East Coast, kicks off on Saturday. The festival is under an extreme heat advisory. Cooling stations and air conditioned MTA buses are provided to help people stay cool. (Kim Hairston/Staff)

.Greater Baltimore Medical Center, GBMC, gives away cooling towels, sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen at AFRAM, one of the largest African American festivals on the East Coast. The event kicks off on Saturday at Druid Hill Park under an extreme heat advisory. Cooling stations and air conditioned MTA buses are provided to help people stay cool. (Kim Hairston/Staff)

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