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12th Street East End Black Heritage Festival

  • Rosewood Park Pavilion
  • 1182 Pleasant Valley Road
  • Austin, TX 78702
  • Recurring on the 1st Saturday of February
  • Time: 10am to 3pm
  • Price: Free

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Simone Pollard africaetc@yahoo.com 512-947-9066 Austin, TX November 29, 2013- In honor of Black History Month, The 12th Street East End Black Heritage Festival 17th Annual Celebration will be held on Saturday, February 1, 20114, 10a – 3p at the Rosewood Park Pavilion located at 1182 Pleasant Valley Rd. This year’s theme is “Civil Rights in America”. The entire Austin community is invited to join the Ujamaa Community Foundation of Austin Committee in this fun filled family festival that will include the following: • 11:00am Black History Bowl • 12:00pm Community Awards Ceremony • All Day Ujamaa Market Place • All Day Youth Art Activities • All Day Entertainment, Food, and Fun This year’s festival will highlight the Annual Heritage Awards Ceremony honoring individuals, companies, churches, or organizations in the community that have been nominated for outstanding service of making a difference in the community. The entertainment will feature the popular local Austin band ‘All U Need’, and various ministries and church groups from around Austin. Also at the festival, the community will have an opportunity to support local businesses by shopping with local vendors and small business owners. Interested vendors need to email africaetc@yahoo.com. Sponsors for this year’s festivities are Stubb’s Bar-B-Que, Amerigroup Real Solutions, Bluebonnet Hills Church, and the Ujamaa Community Foundation of Austin. “The Black Heritage Festival brings a positive light to the community. For example, the awards ceremony highlights those in the community that others may have forgotten. We our trying to build our community and being in the community is how we start”, says Simone Pollard, community organizer. The Ujamaa Community Foundation of Austin (UCFA) was formed in by a group of concerned community members in November 2008 as a permanent sponsor of the 12th Street East End Black Heritage Festival, formally known as the International Heritage Festival, to ensure the festival’s continued success. The mission of the UCFA is to work in a grassroots effort with local businesses, local government, community organizations and other persons interested in the economic empowerment of East Austin and to encourage, promote and support the growth of healthy business environments. For more information about UCFA, visit www.ujamaa-austin.org. ##

12th Street East End Black Heritage Festival
  • Rosewood Park Pavilion
  • Free
  • Recurring on the 1st Saturday of February