Black History Festival in Lakeland

Feb 19, 2022

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The fourth Annual Black History Festival will take place Saturday, February 19 at Jackson Park.

Black History Festival in Lakeland is Back

Join the community for a fun-filled, family-friendly day that will include performances, food, and craft vendors! City of Lakeland staff from the Parks & Recreation Department will be on hand giving away free plants while supplies last. The festival will be emceed by the Unspoken Word.

A variety of food options will be available including: hot dogs, smoked turkey legs, baked goods, candy apples, boiled peanuts, shaved ice, fruit cups and more. There will also be vendors selling clothing, jewelry, body oils/soap/lotion, art, handmade crocheted goods, local music and t-shirts.

Entertainment during the Black History Festival will include:

  • Crystal’s World of Dance – (African Dance Tribute)
  • Coleman – Bush Ballet Class
  • Corey Tumer’s – TBS Step Team
  • Mrs. Teasia – Line Dance Demonstration
  • Goodie Treats Mentoring Group – Walking the Runway

For more information visit lakelandgov.net

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