Hilton Head Island’s Annual Gullah Celebration

Gullah CelebrationBoth visitors and residents of Hilton Head Island look forward to so many annual events, but the Gullah Celebration is by far one of the best! In fact, it has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast!

The Gullah Celebration showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island.

What is the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration?

During the month of February, you will have the opportunity to experience the food and music, receive firsthand historical information, and take a journey through the culture via the visual arts.

The Taste of Gullah, sponsored in part by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina offers classic Gullah favorites and cultural entertainment. The Arts, Crafts and Food Expo offers cultural demonstrations, including sweet grass baskets sewing, and fishnet weaving.

Vendors participate in this event selling authentic Gullah and African crafts as well as an offering of all traditional Gullah foods. Entertainment includes storytellers, African dance and Gospel music. Gospel concerts feature gospel music, Negro spirituals and highlight the history of music as it developed among the Gullah people.

2013 marks the 17th annual Gullah Celebration here in Hilton Head! It was originally designed to create economic development opportunities for minority business owners, to develop the cultural tourism market and to increase tourism in February, which tends to be the slowest month of the year.

This is a list of the events during the upcoming 2013 Gullah Celebration. If you click on the picture, you’ll be directed to the website where you can click each event for more information.

Gullah Celebration Events

Like I said at the beginning of this post, Hilton Head Island has so many annual events to look forward to each year, it can actually be difficult to make it to them all! If you’re planning a visit to Hilton Head, you’ll want to come during an event in order to make the absolute most of your time here!

Which annual event would you come to Hilton Head for?

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  1. Pingback: Guide to Hilton Head Island’s Annual Events | ~ Always June ~

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