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Canceled: Annual Black Heritage Festival

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Lake Charles Civic Center

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Update: 3/13/20

The 2020 Festival has been canceled. 

 

If you're hungry for mouthwatering food, terrific music and great family fun then this is the festival for you. Taking place at the Lake Charles Civic Center, entertainers will perform gospel, Zydeco, blues, spoken word and more on the Kids and Main Stages.

Food booths will serve plenty of great tasting Louisiana Creole and traditional African-American foods, including gumbo, jambalaya and barbecue. The vendor marketplace will be open with an array of art, books, jewelry, African artifacts, clothing, collectibles, Greek paraphernalia and more.

The mission of the BHF of Louisiana is to develop, expose and enhance audiences to the arts and culture of African Americans, and provide arts and humanities opportunities to all citizens, thereby, expanding tourism opportunities to our diverse regional population. Over many years the inclusion of the Black Heritage Pageant, Entertainment Hall of Fame and Black Heritage Gallery have served to continue the growth of the Black Heritage Festival.

You'll also be able to enjoy a Kids Zone, games, Zydeco Aerobics, Baby Expo/Healthy Baby Contest! For more information, visit www.bhflc.org.