This weekend, if you live in an apartment in Ridgeland, in the Beaufort area, head out to the 26th annual Gullah Festival. This weekend everyone can celebrate the history, customs, cultures, and language of the African Americans of the Lowcountry.
The Gullah Festival is always held in Beaufort around Memorial Day weekend and the festival activities begin on Friday and run through Sunday. The 26th annual festival will be held at Waterfront Park with other celebrations around Beaufort.
The festival has an excellent entertainment lineup including festival featured artist, recording artist Tony Terry as well as jazz, blues, reggae, gospel, storytelling, dance, arts and crafts, food, vendors, beauty pageant, art shows, dances and plays. The Gullah Festival is family oriented and is an excellent 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; it is the struggle, spirituality, perseverance and tradition of the Lowcountry. Enjoy the festival!