African American Culture & Heritage Festival 2013

The 21st Annual Jefferson County African American Culture & Heritage Festival will be on August 16-18, 2013 at the festival grounds located at the Martin Delany Opportunity Learning Center, in the 300 block of South Lawrence Street, Charles Town, West Virginia. The Friday activities include a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at noon, a Job Fair from 2:00-5:00 p.m., at the Masonic Hall, and a Youth Block Party from 7:00-10:00 p.m., on the festival grounds. A Health Fair and mammogram exams will be available on Saturday, as well as a parade from Ranson through Charles Town. Other activities for Saturday include moon bounce and pony rides for the kids, a historical landmark and bricks dedication, a black history exhibition, three live bands, and hourly door prize drawings. The weekend will culminate with a 8:00 a.m., Memorial Walk to the site of John Brown’s Fort in Harpers Ferry, followed by a 10:00 a.m., worship service at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church, Harpers Ferry. For directions or more details, contact Warren Stewart or George Rutherford at (304) 229-7248 or (304) 725-9610, respectively.