The 26th Annual Gullah Celebration
Established in 1996, the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration is an annual event held during the month of February. The Celebration showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island. Celebration programming includes a variety of events designed to attract local residents, regional, national and international travelers.
The Gullah Celebration fills several weeks with interesting and exciting activities to entertain and enlighten participants. An art exhibit, which showcases the work of Gullah artists, runs throughout the celebration. Other events include a National Freedom Day celebration, Gospel concert, arts, crafts and food expo, youth talent show and an “Old Fashioned Gullah Barbecue.” This wonderful festival will have you humming West African tunes and craving the unique flavors of Gullah cuisine. If you’re lucky, you’ll go home with a one-of-a-kind sweetgrass basket.