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August 16, 2019 - August 18, 2019
All Day
Ranson, WV 25438
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The 27th Annual Jefferson County African American Cultural and Heritage Festival

Friday, August 16, 2019

August 16 - Gospel Fest at the Betty Roper Auditorium. In addition, a Youth Block Party will take place on the festival ground. August 17 - Parade will begin at 12 noon from West 3rd Ave in Ranson to the Festival ground located at 300 South Lawrence St. in Charles Town. Local school bands and independent marching units from Maryland will participate. The festival ground activities will include youth recreational activities, food and craft vendors, public service vendors, demonstrations and music. Local talent will be displayed throughout the festival. August 18 - The Sunday program will begin with an early morning pilgrimage to the site of John Brown's fort located on Murphy Farm in Harpers Ferry. This will be followed by an ecumenical church service at Curtis Freewill Baptist Church located on the Storer College campus in Harpers Ferry.