Black Heritage Festival

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.

2015 Full Schedule

Admission $5.00 ages 6 – adults before 2PM $10.00 After 2PM – Ages 5 & Under Free

Festival Doors Open

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. & BHF Baby Expo 2015
Jean Lafitte Room 3rd Floor

9:00am – 12:00pm
College and Career Fair Phillips 66 Black Employee
Network & BHF I Buccaneer Room 3rd Floor

Vendor Market Place Opens

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Kids Zone
Exhibition Hall Food Fun Games Ages Birth-13

12:30pm – 2 :00pm
Gospel Seminar New Convenant Faith BC Women’s Ministry
Jean Lafitte Room 3rd Floor

12:45pm – 1:OOpm
BHF Welcome/Announcements Mayor Randy Roach

1:OOpm -1 :45pm
Duane Terry & The Group
Main Stage 2nd Floor Lake Charles Civic Center

2:00pm – 2:45pm
Jarvis Jacobs & The Southern Gents
Mezzanine Main Stage

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Rusty Metoyer
Mezzanine Main Stage

4:00pm – 4:30pm
Black Heritage Festival 2015 Scholarship Presentation
Citgo Petroleum & Senator Ronnie Johns

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Huber Mickey Smith

5:30pm – 6:00pm
Black Heritage Festival 2015 Hall of Fame Induction