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We are excited about our 32nd Anniversary for the Original Gullah Festival of South Carolina.  We are offering discounted group tours and weekend ticket packages. Tickets will be available for purchase here starting February 26, 2018.



Weekend Pass

$130 => $120

1) Friday Night All White Dance Party Ticket

2) Saturday Festival Ticket

3) Saturday Decoration Day Play Ticket

4) Saturday Night Concert Ticket

5) Gullah Festival Tour

Saturday Pass

$100 => $90

1) Saturday Festival Ticket

2) Saturday Decoration Day Play Ticket

3) Saturday Night Concert Ticket

4) Gullah Festival Tour

Saturday Value Pass

$45 => $40

1) Saturday Festival Ticket

2) Saturday Night Concert Ticket

Gate Entry Fees

CreditCardLogos-fullAdult 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 (5/25-5/27):

2018 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 Concert –  $25.00



2018 Gullah Festival Tours $30

Hours: Friday, May 25th: 12n to 3p (pickup every hour)

Hours: Saturday, May 26th: 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



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

Click Here for 2018 Original Gullah Festival of South Carolina Festival Schedule

2018 Festival Features


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

Saturday Night Concert


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

The Gullah Film Festival

The Original Gullah Festival of South Carolina reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at the 3 day event without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The Gullah Festival may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by The Gullah Festival; including, but not limited to: brochures, books, invitations, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.
To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.
A person attending the Gullah Festival who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wished known to the photographer and/or the event organizers and/or contact The Original Gullah Festival at P.O. Box 83, Beaufort, SC 29901 in writing of his/her intentions and include a photograph. The Gullah Festival will use the photo for identification purposes and will hold it in confidence.
By participating in the Gullah Festival or by failing to notify the Gullah Festival in writing your desire to not have your photograph used by the Gullah Festival, you are agreeing to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify the Gullah Festival from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness.
Any person or organization not affiliated with the Gullah Festival may not use, copy, alter or modify Gullah Festival photographs, graphics, videography or other similar reproductions or recordings without the advanced written permission of an authorized designee of the Gullah Festival.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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