We are excited about our 31st Anniversary for the Original Gullah Festival of South Carolina. We are offering discounted group tours and weekend ticket packages.
$135 => $125
31st Anniversary Weekend Pass Includes:
1) Friday Night All White Dance Party Ticket $30
2) Saturday Festival Ticket $20
3) Saturday Decoration Day Play Ticket $25
4) Saturday Night Silver Slipper Supper Club Ticket $30
5) Gullah Festival Tour $30
Gate Entry Fees
Adult Prices (Age 13+). FREE Under 12
Friday – FREE. Gate Hrs: 10am-8pm
Saturday – $20. Gate Hours: 10am-7pm
Sunday – FREE. Gate Hours: 2pm-7pm
Gullah Festival Workshops
Friday & Saturday @ 1pm – $30 Sweetgrass Basket Making Workshop with Annie Scott Gullah Village Waterfront Park
Friday & Saturday @ 2:00pm and 2:30pm – $30 African Print Old Bay Marketplace
Friday & Saturday @ 3:00pm – $30 Quilting Workshop Gullah Village Waterfront Park
(all workshops are inside the gate area)
Gullah Marketplace Hours (5/26-5/28):
2017 Separate Paid Events
Gullah Tours – $30.00
Friday Night Dance – $30.00
Decoration Day Play – $25.00
(children ages 7- 12: $10 for play)
Saturday Night Silver Slipper Supper Club – $30 admission, $45 V.I.P. admission
2017 Gullah Festival Tours $30
Hours: Friday, May 26th: 12n to 3p (pickup every hour)
Hours: Saturday, May 27th: 12n to 4p (pickup every hour)
*** pickup location is in front of the waterfront marina
VIP Tents are available for Saturday & Sunday and include festival tickets with premium seating and separate VIP entry for Four people, Four free meals, Four Souvenir T-Shirts and unlimited bottled water. Pricing is $500 for each day.
VIP Tables are available for Saturday & Sunday and include festival tickets with premium seating and separate VIP entry for Two people, Two free meals and unlimited free water. Pricing is $100 for each day.
Travel Agents and Charter Buses: Please contact the Beaufort, SC Chamber of Commerce at this number 800-638-3525 or (843) 525-8527 to pre-register for your travel permit within the city limits of Beaufort, SC. Thank You!!!
Beaufort has become an excellent vacation spot for all types of reunion activities, community groups, and friendly gatherings. Many tourists are consistently attracted to the festival from forty-two states and several countries including Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Canada, Australia, England, Germany, and Guadeloupe. The attendance of the festival has grown from 30 attendees in 1986 to 70,000 people over a three day period.
Original Gullah Festival of SC
3 DAYS OF ARTS, CRAFTS, MUSIC, FOOD & FUN
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!
FESTIVAL RULES: No alcohol, drugs, pets or tents. Coolers, Chairs & umbrellas allowed. Coolers will be searched for alcohol.
Storytelling • Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Reggae, & Caribbean Music • African Drumming & Dancing • Native American Heritage • Educational Forums • Black Inventors Museum • Arts & Crafts • Vendors Market • Food Court • Family Day • Teen Pageant • Jr. Pageant • Re-dedication of the Historical Marker in Port Royal • Lest We Forget
2017 Festival Features
LEST WE FORGET
an educational segment of the Gullah Festival where festival goers will have the opportunity to listen to informative panel discussions or presentations on heritage. These sessions become very special because audience members have an opportunity to become involved by asking questions and participating in meaningful discussions about our past, how it directly relates to our present, and how it will affect our future. These sessions are free to the public. All ages are welcome. They will be held on Friday and Saturday between 11am to 3pm..
All White Attire Party Dance
Silver Slipper Supper Club Dance
Robert Smalls Traveling Museum
Black Inventors Museum
Aunt PearlieSue’s and Singleton’s Gullah Soul and Caribbean Food
Gullah Lowcountry Supper
The Gullah Village
Decoration Day Play
Old fashion Memorial Day celebration