Savannah Black Heritage Festival begins Feb. 1

A tradition more than 30 years in the making kicks off this weekend. On Saturday, the 31st Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival begins, kicking off a month of activities to celebrate and honor black history month.
“Your Story, My Story, Our Stories” is the theme for this year’s Savannah Black Heritage Festival, which will last through February 23. Highlights of the festival will include a performance by contemporary ballet troupe The Hiplet Ballerinas, a concert by reggae violinists The Sons of Mystro, and an art exhibition featuring works by artists from the National Alliance of Artists from Historical Black Colleges and Universities.
All events except for Grand Festival Day on February 8 are free and open to the public.
Shirley James, the festival’s coordinator, stopped by Morning Break to share more of what the festival has in store for the hostess city.
Summary Schedule:
      • Feb. 1: National Freedom Day Observance
        11:00 a.m., Coastal Georgia Center
      • Feb. 2: Opening Reception: Exhibit showcasing works by artists from the National Alliance of Artists from Historical Black Colleges and Universities
        Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center – Continues through Feb. 29
      • Feb. 4: Performance by the Hiplet Ballerinas
        7:30 p.m., Johnny Mercer Theater
      • Feb. 8: Grand Festival Day
        Savannah Civic Center
      • Feb. 14: Concert by Sons of Mystro
        7:30 p.m., St. Philip Monumental AME Church
      • Feb. 18: Future of Jazz Legacy Concert
        7:00 p.m., Jewish Educational Alliance

        You can view the complete schedule below: