The 26th Annual Gullah Festival will take place at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, with additional
venues throughout Beaufort, from Friday, May 25, until Sunday, May 27. The festival celebrates and recognizes the history, customs, cultures, language and accomplishments of the African Americans of the Lowcountry. The theme for this year’s event is “Preserving a Legacy for the Next Generation,” with a focus on the family. In fact, Friday is Family Day, and events begin at 10:30 a.m. with a large lineup of local school bands, choirs and dance ensembles. The official opening ceremony will kick off at 4 p.m., with the Miss. Gullah Teen Pageant at 6 p.m. The whole weekend will be a blend of music, arts, food, remembrances, special events and worship that will create an unforgettable experience. This year’s honorary chairperson is Dr. Frank Faulk, and singer Tony Terry from L.A. is the featured artist. To purchase tickets or for a complete schedule of events, call 843-636-3788 or visit www.gullahfestival.net.