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Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts
From: 2016.01.21 To: 2016.01.29
The festival is held in the last week of January each year in Eatonville, Florida, the first all-black town to be incorporated in the United States, to commemorate the life of its most famous resident, Zora Neale Hurston. A folklorist, anthropologist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston is one of the most iconic figures in African-American culture. The festival is internationally renowned as an event celebrating the contributions that the people of African origins have made to global cultural heritage. As one of the foremost arts and cultural events in Florida, Zora Festival attracts over 200,000 visitors. The festival brings an extraordinary roster of arts, humanities, and cultural programming, including theater, music, art exhibitions, workshops, performances, public talks, concerts, panel discussions. The Outdoor Festival of the Arts is the finale of whole event, it is free and open to public, and it takes place during the last three days of the event. Zora festival is a must visit event for devotees of African American culture.