The Savannah Black Heritage Festival (SBHF) is one of several ethnic cultural arts events sponsored each year by the City of Savannah’s (Georgia) Department of Cultural Affairs. The first SBHF was held in Savannah on August 20, 1988. Through performances, exhibits and activities created to please a broad cross-section of this culturally diverse city, the festival brings to light the cultural contributions to the history and essence of what is America today. The Savannah Black Heritage Festival is also a great tourist attraction in Savannah. The festival runs from February 1 – 23, this year.
The Savannah Black Heritage Festival features black history in America as well as the artistic and cultural contributions of African-Americans to the society in which they live. Through presentations of dance, music, theater, the literary and visual arts, lectures, hands-on crafts workshops, health and wellness activities, financial planning/entrepreneurial education, and inter-generational experiential learning opportunities, the festival productions explore the contributions of African-Americans to the cultural face of America.
The theme of this year’s 25th annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival is: “Dare to Dream; Create A Legacy.”
All festival events and activities are free of charge. There is something here for everyone, all age groups.