18th Annual Gullah Celebration on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration 2014Both 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.

What Can You Still Look Forward to for 2014?

Does a night of entertainment and dancing sound like a fun way to spend your Valentine’s Day evening? Head to Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, located at 40 Folly Field Road, for VALENTINE’S DAY LIVE with DEAS GUYZ, a show you don’t want to miss! Your $30 per person entitles you to a buffet, dancing, a silent auction, and more! A cash bar will also be available.

The weekend of February 15-16 brings you the Arts, Craft & Food Expo, located at the Coastal Discovery Museum (70 Honey Horn Drive). This two-day event offers cultural demonstration’s such as quilt and jewelry making, Gullah and African crafts, traditional Gullah foods, and musical entertainment. The cost is $5 per person, and beer and wine tickets can be purchased at the event.

The Traditional Gullah Praise Concert is on February 21 at 7pm at St. James Baptist Church, located at 209 Dillon Rd. This concert is to celebrate and honor the spiritual thread that binds the African ancestors and the Gullah of today.

Which event of Hilton Head Island’s Gullah Celebration is your favorite?

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