227 E. Kennedy Blvd. Eatonville, FL 32751
9:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
9:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
11:00 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013
Festivals, Neighborhood | Community
Now in its 24th year, the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival) runs from Jan. 26 to Feb. 3, in Eatonville, Fla. This multi-day, multi-disciplinary event celebrates the life and work of 20th century writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, her hometown, Eatonville, the nation's oldest incorporated African American municipality, and the cultural contributions people of African ancestry have made to the United States and the world.
The theme for the internationally recognized nine-day event is Zora's Eatonville: Culture as Conservator of the Community's Heritage Activities include live concerts, educational seminars, heritage tours, the HATitude Brunch and an Outdoor Festival of the Arts.
Attracting tens of thousands of locals and tourists to Orange County, ZORA! Festival, presents an impressive roster of arts, humanities and cultural programming including museum exhibitions, public talks, panel discussions, workshops and concerts. It culminates with a three-day weekend Outdoor Festival of the Arts, featuring children's programming, such as the ZORA! Literacy Initiative and "Fabulous Foods Demonstration" by Celebrity Chef Marvin Woods; Guest Artist-in-Residence Charles Bibbs; Center Stage featuring local, regional and international acts; an International Marketplace; a Health Village and much more. Admission to the Outdoor Festival of the Arts, Feb. 1-3, is free for ages 17 and younger. Adults will be able to enter the Outdoor Festival of the Arts with a cash donation.
ZORA! Festival is presented annually by The Association to Preserve the Eatonville the Eatonville Community, Inc. For additional information visit www.zorafestival.org or call 407-647-3307.
The Outdoor Festival of the Arts, features children's programming, such as the ZORA! Literacy Initiative and performances by Heather Henson's IBEX puppets. Master artist Charles Bibbs will appear during the Art Stroll as well as renowned Haitian artists Patrick Cauvin and Emile Louisius.
Admission to the Outdoor Festival of the Arts is free for young people aged 17 and under. Adults will be able to enter the Outdoor Festival of the Arts with a cash donation to the Festival.
Friday, February 1st: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Saturday, February 2nd: 9:00AM to 6PM
Sunday, February 3rd: 11:00 AM to 5:00PM
For more details and information, visit www.zorafestival.org.