The annual Zora Festival returns to the historic town of Eatonville in 2016 beginning on Saturday, January 23rd and continuing through Sunday, January 31st with the main festival days beginning on Friday, January 29th that continues through Sunday.
The Zora Festival is an annual festival that is named after the author Zora Neale Hurston, who is best known for writing the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God”. The festival also pays tribute to the town of Eatonville, one of the first all-black towns to be formed after the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 that was incorporated on August 15, 1887. The town is just a few miles north of Downtown Orlando.
The picture above was created by Charles Bibbs who was featured at the 2013 festival where he held an educational activity and interaction with students on the Friday morning of the festival for Education Day.
Festival of the Arts
The Outdoor Festival of the Arts will feature multiple programs for both children and adults throughout the weekend. Click here for all of the programs from the official website. Click here to visit the official site for the Zora Festival for more information and click here to read more about the life of Zora Neale Hurston.
Click here to read about other art festivals going on in Orlando throughout the year
Zora Festival Promotional Video