Opening Weekend

The 2019 Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration is set to begin on January 31! #GC23 will kick- off with The Opening Party and first look at The Arts Ob We People: Winter Exhibition and Sale followed by the Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Breakfast and Freedom Day on Saturday, February 2. Here is a a quick glance at our opening weekend for the 23rd Annual Gullah Celebration on Hilton Head Island:

2019 HILTON HEAD ISLAND GULLAH CELEBRATION-OPENING PARTY

The Opening Party is the first opportunity for patrons and friends to see the display of original work by emerging and leading artists at the Arts Ob We People: Winter Exhibition and Sale. More Information

ARTS OB WE PEOPLE: WINTER EXHIBITION AND SALE

Winter exhibition and sale

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. More Information



OL’ FASHIONED GULLAH BREAKFAST

Ol fashioned gullah breakfast at Gullah Celebration

Home cooking that shows some, and reminds others of, a traditional Gullah breakfast: featuring your choice of stewed oysters, shrimp in a savory lowcountry gravy, fried fresh catch fish paired with hot butter grits and fresh biscuits. Meals are prepared by people of the local Gullah community coordinated by Ooman Chef Louise Cohen. More Information





FREEDOM DAY

Freedom Day at Gullah Celebration

National Freedom Day was established in 1948 by President Harry Truman in remembrance of February 1, 1865 - the day President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which outlawed slavery. This year we will take a journey through historic Mitchelville. On this tour you will learn more about what the people of Mitchelville were busy creating in 1862 before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed and how that those citizens would create guidepost for generations to follow. More Information

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