On Columbus Day weekend, October 6 through 8, 2017, the Haitian American Historical Society will be hosting the 10th Annual Haitian American Monument Festival to commemorate the Siege of Savannah. As a three-day event, the Haitian American Monument Festival will feature a symposium, a march, gala and a market fair with over 100 independent vendors selling art, food and drinks.
The Haitian American Historical Society is a non-profit organization that sees the value in commemorating 238 years of the Siege of Savannah as a tribute to the Chasseurs Volontaires de Saint Domingue. Together with many local agencies, the Consulate of Haiti in Atlanta has vowed to play a major role in the success of this historical event.
Event Director Chenet Nerette said, “It’s so important to remember the sacrifices made by our ancestors and through this celebration we can learn about our ancestry and diversity, while embracing our culture and sharing it with the community.”
Happening in Downtown Savannah, Georgia, the weekend will feature several great educational opportunities, while serving as a platform for enjoyment and fun for all ages. The Symposium with Historian Bayyinah Bello will serve as a teachable moment, while the Gala will welcome people from all backgrounds and the festival will feature Haitian Konpa and Racine Bands. The entire weekend will be dedicated to the rich history in Savannah and the march to the monument will set the tone of freedom and appreciation. The Haitian Gastronomy Fair will showcase the culinary talents of five exceptional Haitian chefs and the Market Fair will give visitors and locals alike a taste of Haiti in the best way.
Hosted by Smoye Noisy and Pascale Delaunay, the Haitian American Monument Festival is a wonderful platform to shine a light on the historic value hidden in the streets of Savannah that speaks volumes.
The 10th Annual Haitian American Monument Festival takes place on the weekend of October 6, 7 and 8, 2017 in Downtown Savannah. Make plans to attend as individual and family packages are now available. Log on to www.haitianamericanmonumentfest.com or call (617) 785-6928 & (513) 900-1399 for more
information. Sponsorship opportunities are available upon request. Discover the wealthy, historic value of Savannah courtesy of the Haitian American Historical Society.