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Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival (TBBHF/The Festival) will be commemorating once again Black Heritage month including Martin Luther King with ten days of cultural events that feature speakers, musicians, artists, poets and crafts.

The Festival with this year's theme Celebrating Tampa Bay's Heart and Soul begins Thursday, January 16 and ends Sunday the 26 with different activities planned throughout Tampa Bay. It traditionally begins the weekend before and concludes the weekend after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday to promote diversity and culture providing children and adults an opportunity to increase their awareness of African and African-American culture and history.

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival events from January 16 - 19:

Thursday January 16, 2014

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess - A Broadway musical featuring legendary songs at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place in Tampa from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Friday, January 17

Heritage Gala - "Evening of Elegance" with dinner, a short program and dancing at A La Carte Event Pavillion, 4050 Dana Shores Dr. in Tampa from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Tickets available by clicking ===>Heritage Gala tickets.

Saturday, January 18

5K Walk for Health - In memory of Felecia Wintons - Taylor at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Walk starts at 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Register online at 5K Walk for Health.

Music Fest Saturday - A free event featuring Ohio Players, local live entertainment, arts, crafts, food, vendors and villages at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive starting at 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 19

Music Fest Sunday - A free event featuring Gospel, Jazz, Funk, Soul and Passion with Pieces of a Dream and Nick Colionne at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive starting at 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

For additional information visit Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival.


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