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Kick back with some fish fry and music at St. Helena Island cultural celebration

Posted by Liz Farrell

lfarrell@islandpacket.com

Lands End Woodland of St. Helena Island will celebrate the 12th annual Lands End Woodland River Festival on Sept. 2-3 at 100 Lands End Road.
Lands End Woodland of St. Helena Island will celebrate the 12th annual Lands End Woodland River Festival on Sept. 2-3 at 100 Lands End Road. Submitted

Lands End Woodland of St. Helena Island will celebrate the 12th annual Lands End Woodland River Festival on Sept. 2-3 at 100 Lands End Road. The festival is a multicultural community celebration of the Gullah ancestry and history of the people of St. Helena Island.

A Caribbean Night fish fry and crab boil with reggae music is from 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 2.

The River Festival is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 3 and will feature Gullah storyteller Aunt Pearlie Sue of the Gullah Kinfolk, African drummers, dancers, the Family Sliders, gospel choirs and step teams.

Lands End Woodland is the oldest African-American landowners association in South Carolina now operated by descendants of formerly enslaved Africans, according to a press release. Members continue to work to conserve the historic 320 acres of woodland and waterfront property.

River Festival admission is $3 for adults and free for children 16 and younger. Parking is free.

Details: 843-263-5261 or www.landsendwoodland.org

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