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2023 Festival Events

March 2-4


Three Events, Three Days!


Event #1

Thursday, March 2: “Ancestry Reveal”

In conjunction with AfricanAncestry.comlocal residents will explore

the significance of their ancestral origins connecting them to the

rice-growing regions of West Africa’s “Rice Coast,” as discovered by DNA testing.






6pm – 8pm 

(Free and Open to the Public)

Navassa Community Center

       338 Main Street, Navassa NC 28451

(6 miles north of Leland via Village Road to S. Navassa Road)


Event #2

Friday, March 3: Gullah Geechee

Cultural Heritage Gala Dinner


“Edu-tainment” by renowned lowcountry folklore troupe,

Gullah Kinfolk, and a mouth-watering Gullah Geechee-inspired

menu served by award-winning Chef and Festival Culinarian

Keith Rhodes, owner of Catch Restaurant in Wilmington

6pm – 10pm

Leland Cultural Arts Center

     1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland NC 28451

(5 miles west of Wilmington, 71 miles north of Myrtle Beach


Event #3

Saturday, March 4: The Festival!


| Three Stages |


| History & Cultural Presentations | 


| Live Entertainment |


| Tours & Demonstrations |


| Family Fun |


    | Children’s Stage & Storytelling |


| Arts & Crafts Vendors |


| Lowcountry Food |


10am – 6pm

 (Free and Open to the Public)


Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Historic Site

 8884 St. Philip's Road SE, Winnabow NC 28479 

(off NC-133, north of Southport/Sunny Point)



















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