Jayn de Gullah/Geechee at de 39th Annual Heritage Days Celebration!
Hunnuh chillun, bring friends and de famlee and jayn we pun historic St. Helena Island, SC
November 9-11, 2023! The 39th Annual Heritage Days Celebration will take place at Penn Center, Inc. Come engage in the continuing stand for justice while being a part of one of the largest Black celebrations in the southeast.
Returning to the Heritage Days stage this year will be
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. E gwine be a time fa tru! Cum fa jayn we and whey hunnuh dancin shoe!
Schedule of events:
Thursday, Nov. 9:
Gullah Roots Village; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Formal opening of the festival; 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Youth theatrical performance; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Lowcountry supper in the Emory Campbell Dining Hall; 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Old fashion prayer service; 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Artist Reception titled “Sam Doyle Coming Home”; 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 10:
Family and Friends Day; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Food vendors; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arts, Authors’ Row; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Heritage Symposium: Educator’s Professional Development; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Old School Fish Fry, Oyster Roast & Crab Crack; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11:
Heritage Days Parade; 9 a.m.
Heritage Days Center Stage Program; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Soul Slide Dance Party at the Frissell Community House; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Crafts and food vendors; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Activities at MLK Park featuring HBCU representatives from South Carolina and Georgia; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reconstruction Park; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Young Professionals Mixer in Emory Campbell Dining Hall; 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
There is a $5 admission fee and free parking on the
Penn Center campus.
More information on the 39th annual Heritage Days Celebration can be found at
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