On Memorial Day Weekend from May 26th through May 28th, the Original Gullah Festival returns to downtown Beaufort and brings lots of cultural experiences, food and fun.
For 37 years, the Gullah Festival has celebrated the rich Gullah Geechee heritage of the Sea Islands of the Lowcountry and honors the preservation of the Gullah culture and the descendants of enslaved Africans who lived in the Lowcountry region.
The Gullah Festival was established in 1986 to honor and recreate the atmosphere of a celebration called Decoration Day, now named, Memorial Day. As a result, every year during the festival weekend, there is a Decoration Day Play to commemorate the historic event.
The Festival provides a unique family friendly cultural experience for over 40,000 local, national and international attendees during the 3 day event. For 37 years, the event has been celebrating a rich history and will continue to share the Gullah experience.
The festival is highlighted by authentic arts and crafts, exhibits, Gullah presentations, music, workshops, Gullah dancing, traditional Gullah cuisine and so much more.
For the complete schedule of events, visit https://www.originalgullahfestival.org/copy-of-festival-schedule-2022
For more information on the Festival, please visit www.originalgullahfestival.org