Don’t Miss Out On These Upcoming ZORA! Festival Events

EATONVILLE – After a fun kickoff event earlier this month in honor of Zora Neale Hurston’s birthday, the annual ZORA! Festival is going strong. A multi-day, multi-disciplinary, intergenerational event composed of public talks, museum exhibitions, theatrical productions, arts education programming, and a three-day Outdoor Festival of the Arts, the festival has several upcoming events worthy of note.

Here are three upcoming events:

  • Opening Exhibition at The Hurston Museum — Saturday, January 21
  • Sunday in Eatonville — Art & Heritage — Sunday, January 22
  • Dinner & A Class with Chef Jenn, Award-winning Owner of DaJen Eats Cafe & Creamery — Monday, January 23

While the first two events are free to the public, Dinner & A Class is $49.99 for In-Person and $29.99 for Virtual. Visit to register.

N.Y. Nathiri, serves as its Executive Director of the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc., a 501(c)3 historic preservation and arts organization responsible for the ZORA! Festival. She said people looking to attend can expect a great time.

“There is something for everyone,” she said. “Come out, learn about Zora’s remarkable contributions and have some fun along the way!”

Each year tens of thousands visit the ZORA! Festival. Since 1990, well over 1.5M people have attended this event. Hurston’s legacy is a phenomenon which has undergone remarkable development and expansion in recent decades, embracing among others, topics in ethnic identity, social interaction, feminist theory and cultural continuity. Her unique insights into folklore, performance and creative expression have invited new interpretation and inspired emulation, while the corpus of her own works has grown as a result of research and discovery.

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