AUSTIN, Texas – The 12th Annual African-American Community Heritage Festival will take place at Huston-Tillotson University on Saturday, February 26, 2011. The festival will celebrate the accomplishments of Austin’s African-American community and will provide free entertainment for the whole family.
The festival will mark the closing of Austin’s celebrations of Black History Month and honor the rich culture African-Americans contribute to Austin’s community everyday. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive free health screenings and obtain valuable information about state health care programs. There will also be a children’s area, storytelling, door prizes, product vendors, dancing, live music from D-Madness and other culturally-diverse genres for people of all hues to enjoy.
The festival is a great opportunity to showcase the contemporary and legendary talent of African-Americans in the Austin area. It brings the community together to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African American artists, while highlighting the vibrant cultural diversity that makes our city unique. Now in its 12th year, the festival is expected to deliver another year of excitement for the entire family!
The festival will occur from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., at Huston-Tillotson University located at 900 East Chicon Street, and admission is free. Proceeds will go toward the Huston-Tillotson Scholarship Fund.
For information on hosting a booth at the festival, becoming a sponsor or making a donation, you may visit www.austinheritagefestival.org or call (512) 236-0644.
About the Annual African-American Community Heritage Festival
The African-American Community Heritage Festival started in 2000 by State Representative Dawnna Dukes who envisioned a family-friendly, Black History Month community celebration. Partnering with ProArts Collective, AMERIGROUP and Huston-Tillotson University, the festival has become a culminating tradition of Black History Month in East Austin. In its 12th year, the festival continues to bring more fun and entertainment for the whole family while celebrating cultural diversity.
Contact: Lisa Byrd