4th Annual Gullah Geechee Junkanoo hosted by Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen’s Gullah Geechee Junkanoo raises awareness, preserves, and celebrates the local Gullah Geechee culture.
Brookgreen Gardens,a leading conservationist of Lowcountry and Gullah Geechee history, will host the fourth annualGullah Geechee Junkanooon Sept. 18, 2021. A masquerade and cultural celebration, this event will feature informational sessions on Gullah Geechee harvest, habitat, and heritage as well as cultural demonstrations of African drumming, cooking and art.
“We are so thankful to be able to host the fourth annual Gullah Geechee Junkanoo at Brookgreen Gardens,” says Page Kiniry, president and CEO of Brookgreen Gardens. “This celebration is a fun way for visitors to gain insight into the Gullah Geechee culture so it can continue to be preserved for future generations.”
A masquerade and cultural celebration, this event will feature informational sessions on Gullah Geechee harvest, habitat, and heritage as well as cultural demonstrations of African drumming, cooking and art.
A Junkanoo is a street festival of mixed African origin with costumes, music, and dance that began as a celebration of emancipation. Brookgreen’s Gullah Geechee Junkanoo raises awareness, preserves, and celebrates the local Gullah Geechee culture.
Ron Daise, vice president for creative education at Brookgreen Gardens and Gullah descendant, is dedicated to creating entertaining and informative programs about the culture, food, language, and history of the Gullah Geechee people.
A Junkanoo is a street festival of mixed African origin with costumes, music, and dance that began as a celebration of emancipation.
“At Brookgreen, we celebrate Gullah Geechee culture year-round through programming and special exhibitions,” says Ron. “However, the Gullah Geechee Junkanoo is a special celebration that offers visitors an exceptional experience to take part in something that is educational and fun.”
- What: The Gullah Geechee Junkanoo
- When: Saturday, Sept. 18; 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Where: The Wall Lowcountry Center Complex and Leonard Pavilion at Brookgreen Gardens; 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC
- Details: There will be music, rock painting, mask decorating, an artisans’ tent, tours of the Gullah Geechee Gaardin, tours of the Sankofa exhibit, and more. Clickherefor a full schedule of events. Tickets included in garden admission.
About Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is located on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, and is open to the public daily. Founded in 1931 by Anna Hyatt Huntington and Archer Huntington, Brookgreen is home to the largest and most significant collection of American Figurative Sculpture in the country, and is a leader in sculpture conservation, environmental conservation, and the protection of the plants, animals, and history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. For more information, visit our web site atbrookgreen.orgor call 843-235-6000.