Island Heritage Festival

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Island Heritage Festival presents a 3-day celebration of 10 programs honoring the history and culture of African Americans "Gullah People", and the historic treasures of their Sea Island home "James Island". Called "one of the five remarkable cultural wonders of the world you should visit before it vanishes", by USA Today newspapers, this beautiful, Sea Island welcomes you to Explore...Experience & Enjoy the wonders of Gullah Culture.

Slave Mart Museum Tour- Explore the only slave auction gallery in the South where slaves were sold. Over 100 artifacts from the slave trade and more. Friday, June 27th 3:00PM - $15.00 - Tickets Available at Tour -Departing Charleston Visitor's Center.

Opening Night-World Premiere Theater Cross the Color Line- Uncover the secret hidden behind family whispers and in the hearts of men. The painful lie finally exposed…the startling truth finally told… Explosive! 8:00PM-Friday-Sunday w/ Maitnee @3:00PM– All Seats $25.00. Opening Night Wine& hors d'oeuvre Reception & Show $35.00. Tickets Available at Theater & Books, Herbs & Spices, 63 Spring Street-Charleston, S.C.

Grits & Gullah on the Beach- Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast buffet including a Gullah speciality- Shrimp & Grits. Relax and enjoy an ocean view and a Gullah Showcase of entertainment, history & Sweetgrass basket demonstration. Saturday, June 28th 8:00AM-10:00-AM -Charleston on the Beach Holiday Inn –Folly Beach $17.00 & $22(Premium Oceanside Deck Seating) Tickets Available at Event & Books, Herbs & Spices, 63 Spring St.

Taste of Gullah Celebration – From Africa to America- experience the cultural connection. A showcase of food, history, art, entertainment, culture, book signings, a children’s cultural corner, and more…Saturday, June 28th 1:00PM-4:00PM. $8.00 adults - $4.00 Children. Tickets Available at Event.
Children’s Cultural Story Hour @ the Taste of Gullah Celebration- Children gather for an exciting adventure as they join Television News Anchors to enjoy the reading of unforgettable stories that teach about the rich culture and history of the African American experience. ALL SEATS BOOKED!!
Money Camp @ Taste of Gullah Celebration. Children learn to become financial wizards early in this specially designed financial literacy camp. Prizes and gifts. Registration Required. Saturday, June 28th 1:00PM.

Island History Tour – Explore and experience the wonders of Gullah Culture. Step on the grounds of a 17th Century Plantation…visit the port of entry for thousands of slaves and more…Sunday June 29th 3:00PM – All Seats $25.00 . Tickets Available at Tour- Departing Island Plaza, Folly Road, James Island.

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