St. Helena ~ 39th Annual Heritage Days Celebration

Usually held in November, Penn Center’s Heritage Days Celebration is a three-day cultural event celebrating Penn School/Penn Center, and the Gullah Geechee history, folk arts, food, music, crafts, and West and Central African cultural legacy of the region.

Visitors enjoy demonstrations of West African/Gullah cultural connections, including:

Live cultural demonstrations
Gullah storytellers and re-enactors
Singers, African drummers, and dancers
Educational Symposium
Fish fry, crab crack, & oyster roast
Back in the Day Jam
Center Stage Entertainment
Craft Fair
Youth & Family Day in particular features lots of educational “fun fuh de chillun and famlee” (fun for the children and family).