The ninth annual African American Cultural Festival will offer the exhibit Freedom: The Story of Us, along with plenty of children’s activities, vendors, dancing, mini-lectures and more. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hartford Park in Oak Bluffs on July 25 and 26. It is sponsored by The Cottagers of Martha’s Vineyard.

A highlight of the event will be the performance of the award-winning play, Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale at 7 p.m. at Union Chapel on July 25.