MOJA Arts Festival to kick off with parade, opening ceremonies | Events
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - An 11-day festival to celebrate African-American and Caribbean Arts will kick off Thursday in downtown Charleston.
The 30th Annual MOJA Arts Festival returns Thursday with a Caribbean Street Parade and Opening Ceremonies at Marion Square at 5:30 p.m. The festivities will continue through Sunday, October 6.
MOJA will feature events that showcase a number of arts disciplines, including visual arts, music, dance, poetry, storytelling, theatre, crafts, and much more. Outside of art presentations, the public will also get to enjoy educational outreach workshops.
Many of these events are free to the public.
The jam-packed festival schedule includes the following special events:
- Friday, September 27, 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. - A Reggae Block Dance party will be held at Brittlebank Park, and will include a lineup of reggae artists, ethnic foods, and crafts. This event is free.
- Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Heritage Day at the Charleston Farmers Market will offer live entertainment, including African dancing and drums, storytelling, and more.
- Wednesday, October 2, 10 a.m. - John L. Dart Library, located at 1067 King Street, will be recognized for historical significance to the African American experience.
For a full list of events, click here.
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