HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Celebrate the blending of different cultures at the 7th anuual Hampton Heritage Day on Saturday!
Put on by the Hampton History Museum, the festival will commemorate the Native American, European and African cultures that shaped the city’s early history.
Troy Adkins of the Chickahominy Tribe will give the opening greeting, followed by an African Libation ceremony presented by Chadra Pittman of The Sankofa Projects accompanied by an African drumming ensemble will honor the ancestors.
Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander, Rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church will offer an invocation and Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck will also be making an appearance.
The celebration includes traditional music, dance, storytelling and presentations. Meherrin Indian Tribe members, The Chickahominy Tribal Dancers, The Itinerant Band, Atumpan – The Talking Drums and Musical Mosaic are just a few of the groups set to perform.
Vendors will be onsite selling an assortment of goods from each heritage represented from scarves, to jewelry, lotions and fragrances.
Be sure to come with an empty stomach! Dozens of food vendors will be selling an assortment delectable dishes. The list includes Got Fish, Lmnz Twizted Pretzel, El Coqui Empanada Workshop, Party In A Pita and more!
Hampton Heritage Day is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mill Point Park. Admission is free.