This Saturday is the 26th annual Gullah Festival. This is the weekend when everyone who lives in an apartment in Beaufort, SC can celebrate the history, customs, cultures, and language of the African Americans of the Lowcountry.
The festival is always held in Beaufort on the weekend leading up to Memorial Day festival activities begin on Friday, May 25th and run through Sunday, May 27th. The 2012 festival, which is the 26th annual will again be held at Waterfront Park with additional celebrations throughout Historical Beaufort.
The festival will have an excellent line up of entertainment including featured artist, recording artist Tony Terry as well as jazz, blues, reggae, gospel, storytelling, dance, arts & crafts, delicious food, vendors market, beauty pageant, art shows, museum displays, dances and plays. The Gullah Festival is family oriented and has become an excellent destination and weekend activity for everyone. This celebration of Lowcountry culture and heritage is highlighted with authentic arts and crafts, exhibits in the Black Inventions Museum, Gullah presentations, music, workshops, dance and regional foods.
Gullah is more than the language and name of a people, it is the essence of struggle, spirituality, perseverance and tradition. Enjoy the festival!