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Honored by Family Circle Magazine as the Top Family-Friendly Festival in South Carolina and among the Top 50 in the nation, World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day celebrates the intergenerational legacy of hip-hop culture.

Consistently drawing enthusiastic, engaged, and energetic crowds, this event’s sterling reputation has led to partnerships with respected national, state, and local organizations like the City of Columbia, WellCare, HeadCount, AARP, US Army, Columbia Museum of Art, EdVenture Children’s Museum, and Richland Library. 

Founded a decade ago by FatRat Da Czar on the principles of love, peace, unity, and having fun, Hip-Hop Family Day has never wavered from its mission to offer a free, family-friendly hip-hop music festival, without alcohol or cursing, on Columbia’s Main Street. With festival attendance growing steadily from 3,900 in 2013 to 20,000, this black-owned and operated festival has not only grown exponentially, but it has also made a lasting impact on families of all demographics who return year after year for an unforgettable celebration of music, art, and dance.

As Columbia’s most unique — and uniquely family-friendly — festival, Hip-Hop Family Day reaches far beyond a typical music festival, providing enjoyment and inspiration to families, individuals, the young, the old, and everyone in between.

FatRat Da Czar, Hip Hop Family Day Founder


"Hip-Hop Family Day would be a draw for any city in America, as it brings people of all shapes, sizes, colors, creeds together into the heart of Columbia, South Carolina."

– Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Former Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin

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