The 24th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival (SBHF) Grand Festival Day will be held Feb. 9, 2013, at the Savannah Civic Center. Presented by Savannah State University (SSU) and the city of Savannah, Grand Festival Day is the highlight of the annual heritage celebration. The event is free and open to the public.
Attendees can enjoy a health fair and youth exercise program, a display of African-American artifacts connected to the harrowing Middle Passage and black inventions, historical documentaries, discussions with local authors, golf demonstrations and workshops for youth, and a series of live concerts featuring local talent and national recording artists.
Beginning at 3 p.m., officials from the city of Savannah, SSU and others will lead the annual Grand Festival Day parade and ribbon cutting ceremony, which begins the entertainment segment. Savannah’s Magic Marc will host opening performances for children, including musical puppetry by RJ and the Upbeats and the Whale Branch Middle School Steele Drum Band.
Grand Festival Day will culminate with a live concert that begins at 5:30 p.m. with local musicians followed by Q Parker, Grammyaward winner and co-founder of 112; The Manhattans and Dru Hill.