42nd Annual Heritage Festival

Festival Coordinators Mrs. Georgia Calhoun and the Iota Mu Omega Chapter of AKA invite the community to the Anniston Museums and Gardens on Saturday, February 19, 2022, for the 42nd Annual Heritage Festival! Inspired by Maya Angelou, this year’s theme is Poetry: Put a Rainbow in Someone’s Cloud. Celebrate Black History Month with us all day by encouraging our community’s youth during the oration competition, enjoying a performance from Talladega College Choir, shopping African-inspired vendors, and touring the Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum! Baby Boy’s BBQ will be onsite with lunch available for purchase. This community event is perfect for people of all ages!

If your child is interested in competing in the 42nd Annual Heritage Festival Oration Competition, download the registration form and email it to sburke@annistonmuseum.org, or visit Anniston Museum of Natural History. This special event provides children from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 the opportunity to develop public speaking skills and strengthen their love for reading, writing, and poetry. Registration forms are due by the end of day Saturday, February 5, 2022. All oration competition participants receive $10.00, a participation ribbon, and a one-year Family Membership to the Anniston Museums and Gardens. Monetary prizes and ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place of each category during the Awards Ceremony.

To become a 42nd Annual Heritage Festival sponsor, contact Sarah Burke at sburke@annistonmuseum.org or call 256-237-6261. Thank you for your support!

Interested in becoming a vendor at the 42nd Annual Heritage Festival? Contact Angie Dothard at adothard@annistonmuseum.org or call 256-237-6766. Vendor space is limited. Vendor fee is $40 per business and includes an 8-foot table and two chairs.


Feb 19 2022


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Longleaf Botanical Gardens

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