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Gullah Festival kicks off

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The Gullah Festival kicks off on Friday. The Gullah Festival kicks off on Friday.
BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

The Gullah Festival began Friday with Family Day and runs until May 27 at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort.

"Bring your blankets, bring your chairs - we want you to come and bring a happy heart - and sit and enjoy yourselves for the whole weekend," said Sharon Joyce-Millen, of the festival Production Committee.

The gates opened Friday at 10:30 a.m. The official opening ceremony takes place at 4 p.m. Rev. Dr. William Galloway will preside. The Yoruba Drummers & Dancers of Sheldon will perform. The Miss Gullah Teen Pageant and Kings of the Evening takes place at 6 p.m.

An Evening of Jazz and Blues starts at 9 p.m. Admission for this concert is $15.

Saturday's Waterfront Park events kick off at 9 a.m. Events start at 10:30 a.m.  On Sunday, the festival starts at 9 a.m. with an Hour of Power Worship service with Pastor Edward Johnson, of the Union Baptist Church in Port Royal. The day closes with the Ray Shinnery Blues and the Manhattans.

Admission prices vary. For the full festival schedule and details, go to http://www.gullahfestival.net or call 843.636.3788.

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