This coming Saturday (June 15, 2013) is the 13th annual Lowell African Festival. Events begin at 11 a.m. at the Sampas Pavilion on the banks of the Merrimack River and continues until 7 p.m. Those eight hours will feature food, culture and entertainment. The world’s second largest and second most populous continent, Africa’s 53 countries make it a diverse and complex place. Former residents of many of those countries have made Lowell their home. This Saturday is a great opportunity for those of us descendent from other cultures to learn more about our neighbors and share in the celebration of their culture. The weather forecast for Saturday is excellent. Check out the African Festival website for more information.