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Jollof Celebrates West African Culture

The Jollof Festival is a day-long celebration of the many variations of this world famous dish!

Jollof rice is a one-pot rice dish native to many countries in West Africa. Some consider it the predecessor to the cajun dish, jambalaya.

The Jollof Festival is a day-long celebration of the many variations of this dish, unique to the various West African countries that consider it a staple. The experience of the Jollof Festival focuses on the pride West Africans exude in their native dishes.

Festival participants not only get to enjoy these foods, but get to interact with the festival itself by voting to determine the winner of the “Jollof Wars,” a head-to-head battle that pits one representative from each country against each other for the title of Best Jollof Rice.



Re-cap: ATL Jollof Festival http://bit.ly/jolloffestatl18video

Re-cap: NYC Jollof festival https://youtu.be/Z4s-K0C6bfE

Re-cap: DC Jollof festival https://youtu.be/htc4cOxXkCA


Participants: Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal.


*Prices subject to increase

*All tickets sold are final

*This event is rain or shine

*Schedule subject to delay

*All health and safety protocols will be encouraged and observed.


*All pictures, videos taken at this event are copyrighted by @Jollof Festival


*Participating performers, vendors, chefs and restaurants will be announced at a later date.


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The Promontory

Chicago, Illinois


August 20
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Promontory
5311 S Lake Park Ave West
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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