The African-American Heritage Festival begins tonight in downtown Springfield.
This year's festival celebrates "firsts" for Springfield's African-American community.
The festival begins with the parade at 6:30 p.m. on July 31, followed by gospel singing from 7:30-8 p.m. The group “On The Edge” will entertain from 8-9:30, and the festival wraps up with a performance by “Net’Work” from 9:30 to midnight.
Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the fun. For more on the festival, call (859) 336-0052, ext. 2.