Gullah Geechee Junkanoo - New Awareness: Culture, Connectedness, Hope
Brookgreen’s third Gullah Geechee Junkanoo Festival! A Masquerade and Cultural Celebration, the event will feature music, children’s crafts, informational sessions, and cultural demonstrations.
Dress is colorful, casual, or Afro-centric. Junkanoo, a Bahamian festival of costumes, music, dance, and a celebration of freedom, traditionally held on New Year’s Day. Gullah Geechee culture is related to Bahamian and other cultures of the African Diaspora. Brookgreen’s Gullah Geechee Junkanoo Festival celebrates heritage and fall harvests.
In an homage to the brightly colored and festival carnival masks usually worn for Junkanoo, we invite you to creatively make your own face mask or decorate and wear a disposable face mask in a festive theme! Disposable masks will be available at the festival. Health safety can be fun!
Entertainment, tours of Bethea's Garden, demonstrations by sweet grass basket makers and other artisans.
The health and safety of our members, guests, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Like many public venues, we are asking our guests to observe social distancing guidelines and based on recommendations from SCDHEC and the CDC, we strongly recommend that our guests wear a mask or comparable face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while in the gardens in close proximity to others. In compliance with Georgetown County Emergency Ordinance 20-33, masks should always be used in any interior spaces, including public restrooms.