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Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration

The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration programming includes a variety of events designed to attract local residents, regional, national and international travelers. The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast. Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration events incorporate the many facets of the Gullah culture. Visitors have an opportunity to experience the food and music, receive firsthand, historical information and take a journey through the culture via the visual arts.

Established in 1996, the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration is an annual event held during the month of February. Since its inception, the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration was designed to create economic development opportunities for minority business owners, to develop the cultural tourism market and to increase tourism in February on Hilton Head Island, historically the slowest month of the year. While consistently meeting the intended objectives the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration continues annually to strategic assess opportunity for continued growth and expansion. The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration is an initiative of the NIBCAA in partnership with the Native Islanders Property Owners Association, the Town of Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County and SC Parks, Recreation and Tourism.


upcoming events:

ARTS OB WE PEOPLE: WINTER EXHIBITION AND SALE

February 01 @ 10:00 am thru March 02 @ 04:00 pm
The Arts Ob We People: Winter Exhibition and Sale is a display of original work by emerging and leading artists that represents the life of Gullah people on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding community. Artists will be onsite at various times throughout the exhibit, check for exact schedules at gullahcelebration.com. Private group tours are available by request.
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GULLAH MUSIC SERIES FEATURING GOSPEL CLASSICS

February 22 @ 07:00 pm thru February 22 @ 08:30 pm
Celebrate and honor the spiritual thread that binds the African ancestors and the Gullah of today. This installation in the Gullah Celebration’s annual music series features St. James Baptist Church Choir and Time 4 Two. St. James Baptist Church 209 Beach City Rd Hilton Head Island 29926
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PAINT AND SIP

February 26 @ 06:00 pm thru February 26 @ 08:00 pm
Join us for a two-hour session and create memories that will last a lifetime. Exhibiting artists in the annual Arts Ob We People Exhibit and Sale will guide you with stroke-by-stroke instructions to ensure you paint your own unique masterpiece. Be sure to bring your favorite beverage (soft drinks, beer or wine; no spirits please)!
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SOUL FOOD AND FRIENDS COOKING CLASSES

February 26 @ 06:00 pm thru February 26 @ 08:00 pm
Great cooking is about more than recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by authentic Gullah Chefs. Get tons of hands-on practice on prepare lowcountry favorites using locally sourced foods!
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GULLAH MUSIC SERIES FEATURING GOSPEL CHOIRS

February 28 @ 07:00 pm thru February 28 @ 08:30 pm
Celebrate and honor the spiritual thread that binds the African ancestors and the Gullah of today. This closing event of our five-part music series featuring Gospel Choirs of Central Oak Grove Baptist Church, First Zion Baptist Church Choir and Campbell AME Gospel Choir.   Central Oak Grove Baptist Church 161 Matthews Dr Hilton Head Island 29926
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