This festival is a celebration of African-American culture and heritage in the area. It is a time for locals and visitors alike to come together and enjoy music, food, and fun activities.
Events and Activities
One popular activity is shopping at vendor booths where you can find handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing items, and more. There are also plenty of food vendors serving up classic Southern dishes like fried chicken, collard greens, macaroni & cheese – you name it! For kids (and kids at heart), there are carnival rides such as ferris wheels and roller coasters that provide hours of entertainment. Additionally there are games like ring toss or balloon pop challenges which offer exciting prizes for winners. Those interested in history can visit various exhibits showcasing artifacts related to African American history including personal stories about slavery or civil rights activists like Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr.
One must-see attraction nearby is Dothan’s Landmark Park. This park offers visitors a glimpse into what life was like in the 1800s and early 1900s, via exhibits showcasing farm equipment, blacksmithing tools, and other historical items. Another nearby attraction is the Wiregrass Museum of Art located just north of Dothan. This museum features an impressive collection of contemporary art from artists all over the Southeastern United States. Foodies will definitely want to check out nearby restaurants that offer up some delicious Southern cuisine. One such place is Bates House of Turkey which has been serving up turkey dinners since 1923!