33rd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens Feb. 1

The 33rd annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival will take place February 1-20 in a hybrid format. “Celebrating Culture, Celebrating Heritage, Celebrating You” is the central theme of the festival, and the hybrid experience will bring cultural education and exposure to the performing and visual arts, as well as historical gems and entertainment for all ages. demographic groups and interests throughout the celebration. .

“The hybrid experience will enable a wider range of attendees by opening up the accessibility of celebrating black history,” said Teresa-Michelle Walker Jackson, director of the Savan nah Black Heritage Festival. “There will also be select events that will allow for an in-person celebration for those who are interested.”

The program will include national and regional musicians of many genres, dance performances, young local talent, historical tours and visual art exhibitions by local and internationally renowned artists. The festival will also include the WW Law Lecture Series, dramatic productions and a courageous youth and community-focused conversation. Additionally, educational opportunities will be provided through health and wellness programs.

Teresa Michelle Walker Jackson
Teresa Michelle Walker Jackson

The festival is presented by Savannah State University and the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Resources. Additional sponsorship is provided by South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. All festival events and activities are free and open to the public thanks to generous community sponsors and donors. For up-to-date details and access to virtual offerings, visit www.savannahblackheritagefestival.org or call 912-358-4309.

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