Black Heritage Festival

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The  Black Heritage Festival Louisiana kicks off annually the second weekend in March in Lake Charles, Louisiana. If you’re hungry for mouthwatering food, terrific music and great family fun then this is the place for you. Entertainers perform gospel, zydeco, blues, spoken word and more on the Kids and Main Stages. There are approximately 70 vendors displaying and selling a wide variety of goods and services. 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 lots, lots more.

In addition to great food, music and fun the festival provides educational opportunities through workshops and seminars.

Youth programs consist of KIDS ZONE, Baby Expo/ Healthy Baby, Fashion Show, performing arts stage, and many free chances to win bicycles and other giveaways.

2014 Full Schedule

The Youth Experience Exhibition Hall Kids Zone
12:00 – 6:00 Youth Talent Stage-Games Face Painting, Caricatures, B balloon Art, Door Prizes include Free bicycles, tablets, gift c cards movie passes and much more!!!!

The Heritage Experience Jean Lafitte Room Workshops / Seminars
9:00 – 12:00 S.T.E.M Science Technology Engineering & Math Summit 6 6 th-9th Grade Students
Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
9:00-10:30 “Healthy Baby” Expo Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
12:00 – 3:30 Cultural Exhibit Viewing
3:30 – 4:30 He Said/She Said Relationship Forum
Donald Thomas aka “the Average Guy”

The Worship Experience Contraband Room Gospel / Christian
12:00 – 12:45 New Sunlight Baptist Church
12:45 – 1:00 “Free 2 Praise” Raven Stevens Director
1:00 – 1:45 Duane Terry & The Group
1:45 – 2:00 Nick Moss
2:00 – 2:30 Ruby Terry
2:30 – 2:45 Vessels of Worship U.C.F.
2:45 – 3:00 Mount Olive BC United Souls Cory Dotson Director
3:00 – 3:30 Tangelia Harrington
3:30 – 3:45 Dana Robinson
3:45 – 4:00 Yolanda Avery World of Dance
4:00 – 5:00 Donnie Bolden

The Interactive Experience Mezzanine R&B / Funk / Soul
1:00 – 2:00 Gervis Guidry
2:00 – 2:15 DJ Jam Session
2:15 – 2:45 BHF 2014 Scholarship Presentation
2:45 – 3:00 DJ Jam Session
3:00 – 3:30 BHF Hall of Fame Inductee Presentation
3:30 – 3:45 DJ Break
3:45 – 4:45 Africa Brass 
4:45 – 5:00 DJ Jam Session
5:00 – 6:00 Acclaimed R&B Artist Lenny Williams

The Culture Experience Buccaneer Room Zydeco / Cajun
1:00 – 2:00 Mona Doshier Zydeco Aerobics
2:00 – 6:00 Chris Ardoin Zydeco Showcase

CONTACT
JUDITH WASHINGTON 337 304-0620
jwashi4568@aol.com
Website www.bhflc.org

Admission 5 & under Free
6 and up $5 Before 2PM $10 After 2PM