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Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration

Baskets on a table

28th Annual Gullah Celebration

Today, the descendants of West Africans that were brought to the coastal islands of South Carolina and Georgia in bondage are striving to preserve a way of life. Gullah is more than simply the language and name of a people. It encompasses the essence of struggle, spirituality, perseverance and tradition. The Native Island Gullah People adhere to the custom of their ancestors through the sewing of sweet grass baskets, the weaving of casting nets and preparation of traditional Gullah food.

NIBCAA has hosted the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, since 1996, which showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island. This year’s Celebration events include the “Arts Ob We People Annual Art Exhibition and Sale”, “Taste of Gullah”, and the Gullah Gospel Music Series! We invite you to celebrate Gullah where your soul will be transformed by the spirit of the Gullah Culture.

Stance in Circumstance Art Exhibit


70 Honey Horn Drive (map)

We Still Rise: A Freedom Day Traditional Brekwus’


40 Harriet Tubman Way (map)

Exhibition Opening Reception


14 Shelter Cove Lane (map)

Poetry Series


840 William Hilton Parkway, Unit 2 (map)



70 Beach City Road (map)

Gullah Celebration Festival

   70 Honey Horn Drive (map)