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Tampa Black Heritage Festival Kicks Off Thursday

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This is the 16th year for the 10-day cultural event to promote diversity and cultural sensitivity.

TAMPA – The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is the ultimate regional destination traditionally held around the time of the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.

This ten-day celebration includes a music fest, live entertainment, exciting cultural events, relevant health tutorials, business advising seminars, renowned speakers, food vendors, craft vendors, a music fest with national recording artists and more. Tampa Bay’s annual family-friendly festival commemorates the many contributions and influences African Americans and the African Diaspora have made in our society. The events, which run from Thursday (Jan. 14) through Jan. 23 at various venues around Tampa. Related events such as a jazz and gospel fest, legacy luncheon and heritage banquet are held in February.

Among the events at this year’s festival is the Jan. 20 leadership luncheon featuring comedian Dick Gregory and a golf tournament on Monday (Jan. 18).

For information about the festival, including dates and places of events, go to

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