||The Wilmington Journal, the voice of Wilmingtonâ€™s African American community since 1927, presents the 4th Annual Southeastern North Carolina African American Heritage Festival in conjunction with Urban Promotions at the William E. Murphy Athletic Complex (Robert Strange Park) in Wilmington, North Carolina. The annual Festival is dedicated to exploring the rich cultural heritage and history of the African Americans. This year the festival is named: â€śAppreciating Your Communityâ€ť. Lots of live entertainment and fun, pavillion for the little ones, annual teen summit, food and beverages sold on-site.
The saturday starts with the Annual Teen Summit event, which reaches and mentors hundreds of youth. At noon, center stage will open with a ribbon cutting and pouring of libations ceremony. Thousands will enjoy live entertainment provided by national recording artists and local talent, have the opportunities to win prizes, buy food and merchandise from vendors and receive information from exhibitors. The Kids' Pavilion will have activities for children, storytelling, magicians, clowns and more. On Sunday, the festival begins at 2pm with regional and local gospel acts, children's groups and others performing, along with a second day of the Kids' Pavilion and vendor area.