The Savannah Black Heritage Festival (SBHF) is a professionally produced, multi-disciplinary festival, and it is one of the many ethnic cultural arts events sponsored annually by the City of Savannah’s (GA) Department of Cultural Resources. The focus of the festival is to present performances, exhibits and activities that attract a broad cross-section of age, socio-economic and ethnically diverse residents in Savannah and its outlying areas as well as visiting tourists.
Major goals are to:
Expose all festival attendees, targeting youth and citizens of our underserved population who may not otherwise have the opportunity, to special experiences relative to the development and cultivation of cultural literacy and intrinsic values; and
Broaden knowledge and appreciation of the contributions of African Americans to the development of American history and culture through presentations in the genres of dance, music, theater, the literary and visual arts, lectures, hands-on crafts workshops, health and wellness activities, financial planning/entrepreneurial education, and intergenerational experiential learning opportunities.
All festival events and activities are free of admission and open to the public*. It is through the utilization of these components of education and entertainment that SBHF depicts the story of African Americans and describes the journey of a people who continually influence American culture and history.