The “Feel the Heritage” festival is Arlington’s annual celebration of African American history and culture.
The 28th edition of the community event is set to be held Saturday (Feb. 28th) at the Charles Drew Community Center (3500 23rd Street S.) from 1-6 pm.
This free black history month event will feature live entertainment for the entire family including dancing, singing, spoken word, and more. There’ll also be a variety of free kids activities such as arts and crafts, face painting, balloon art, scavenger hunt, games and more. The Hall of History will feature photos and artifacts from Arlington’s historically African American communities and organizations.
Oh, and be sure to come hungry as there’ll be lots of delicious food and a cook-off competition showcasing the best soul food in the area from seafood gumbo to peach pie.
There’ll be dozens of local vendors showcasing a wide range of goods, including jewelry, bath and body products, homemade hot sauce and so much more. “Community and government exhibitors will provide lots of useful information and hand out great giveaways.” according to the event’s website.
There’ll be limited on-site parking with more parking at the Macedonia Baptist Church(3412 22nd Street S.). Drew Community Center is also accessible via Metrobus 10B and ART bus 77. A Capital Bikeshare dock is available on center grounds.
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