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1619FEST 
ORLANDO

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Celebrating Black History Month in Honor of "1619" featuring local performers, vendors, workshops, and more!

 

THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL THEME: "Maafa to Freedom"

Surviving, Thriving, Resilience 

This year's 1619 Festival theme is "Maafa to Freedom" Surviving, Thriving, Resilience! The Maafa, the "Great Tribulation" known as the Transatlantic Slave Trade, lasted between August 20th, 1619 to January 1st, 1863 (ex. TX, June 19th, 1865 or “Juneteenth”).

MAAFA (pronounced Mah- AH-fah) is a Kiswahili word. In 1988, Dr. Marimba Ani, a Black scholar, and author introduced the term, which defines the catastrophic event experienced by millions of African people during the Middle Passage, from Africans bound for enslavement in the Americas.

For information about the festival schedule of events please see our link below for a list of ongoing festival activities. Vendor and sponsorship opportunity available.

PRESENTED SPONSORS

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festival schedule

DAY 1: FRIDAY FEB 11TH

ART EXHIBIT @ HANNIBAL SQUARE

Event Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

In partnership with the Hannibal Square Heritage Center

The “Community Collage” exhibition which will open February 11th, 2022. Featuring local fine artists: Arthur L Dawson’s, Julio Sanchez and more!  

“Community Collage” dives deeper into the creative genius behind the dynamic works by artists who have exhibited at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival over its 12-year history. These culturally and ethnically diverse artists—many of whom are self-taught—will share their paintings, jewelry, quilts, and sculptural works, along with their inspiration and artistic journeys in text panels and video. Co-curated by Folk & Urban Art festival creator and Heritage Center Manager Barbara Chandler and Patrick Noze, an Orlando-based Haitian American artist and educator.

 

So, mark your calendars!

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REBEL RUN 2022

Join us for our historic inaugural Rebel Run 5K. Register for the race as yourself or within a group/organization!

Our two-day Black History Month Celebration continues on Saturday, February 12th, 2022, at 7:00 a.m., with our Rebel Run 5K at 1050 W. Morse Boulevard in Winter Park, FL with a 3.5 running path through the historic African American community of Hannibal Square.

Rebel Run early birds can register online through Eventbrite to run in the Rebel Run 5K. Beginning in 2021, the Red, Black & Green Rebel Run 5K was added to the 1619Fest to pay homage to Hannibal Barca, esteemed as North Africa's most famous war general and the namesake for Winter Park’s Hannibal Square. The Rebel Run Race is for runners and walkers of any age or pace! Race registration fees cover your race registration, Rebel Run bib, and medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. Water and hydrations stations will be along the route. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. sharp. Race Registration begins at 6:00 a.m. So, get ready to let your inner rebel run free!

After the race, enjoy light refreshments and a free cool-down yoga session sponsored by, 2004 American Track and Field Olympic Gold Medalist and Certified Yoga Instructor, Ms. Moushaumi Robinson. The yoga session starts at 9 a.m. in the first field at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park. After the cool-down with Ms. Robinson, stay and enjoy the 1619 Fest Orlando Health and Wellness Fair. Enjoy connecting with Health and Wellness professionals of color all-day and enjoy a full day of festivities with live music, family and group play sponsored by Rene's Dynamic Sports Center. Please see our list below for the following family play activities: 

DAY 2: SAT FEB 12TH

REBEL RUN 5K: 7:00AM to 9:30AM  
HEALTH & WELLNESS FEST: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

 
 
 

DAY 3: SUN FEB 14TH

1619FEST ORLANDO

Celebrating Black History Month in Honor of "1619" featuring local performers, vendors, workshops, and more!

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Event Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

“We are pow­er­ful because we have sur­vived, and that is what it is all about- sur­vival and growth.”

― Audre Lorde

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1619 FEST ORLANDO SCHEDULE

FEB
12

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REBEL RUN 

HEALTH & WELLNESS FEST

01.

REBEL RUN FESTIVAL 

Runner Admission: $35 per person

  • 6:00 AM: Check-in Registration 

  • 7:00 AM: Race Prep

  • 7:30 AM: Race Starts

  • 8:45 AM: Race Ends

  • 9:00 AM: Rebel Run Awards

02.

HEALTH & WELLNES FEST

Admission: FREE

  • 10:00 AM: Festival Begins

    • Featuring health & wellness local vendors!

  • 10:00 AM. to 11:00 AM (Group Exercise) – All Ages

  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Squid-ish Games) All ages, 2 Teams

  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Kick Ball) – All Ages, 2 Teams

03.

CONCERT SERIES

Concert Admission: FREE

  • STARTS 10:00AM  - 4:00PM ​

  • Iman Music

  • Revo Love 407

  • Kristen Warren Music

  • Lord Maji

  • Dell Shavon

  • Manvee

  • S.T.O.M.P

OPEN TO PUBLIC

SUNDAY

FEB 13

1619FEST

FEATURING:  LIVE! FILM & PANEL DISCUSSION

01.

SOKO MARKETPLACE @ 1619 FESTIVAL

Concert Admission: FREE

On Sunday, February 13th, 2022, come celebrate The SOKO Marketplace’s 3rd anniversary! The SOKO Marketplace is Hannibal Square’s economic empowerment engine for businesses owned and operated by people of color that takes place at Shady Park weekly. Enjoy musical performances and vendors all-day as we celebrate the restoration of Black businesses to the historic African American Neighborhood of Hannibal Square, in Winter Park, FL, founded in 1881.

RSVP

02.

FILM & PANEL DISCUSSION 

Discussion Admission: $20 per person

  • 1:00 PM - "SANKOFA": FILM SHOWING

  • 3:00 PM - PANEL DISCUSSION FEAT. Dr. Kevin Washington and distinguished guests.

OPEN TO PUBLIC

02.

CONCERT SERIES

Concert Admission: FREE

  • Dr. Kevin Washington

  • Jazz the Real

  • The Constaance Frequency

  • Maria Bryant

  • King of Bop

  • O.U.R.S Band

OPEN TO PUBLIC

1619 FEST ORLANDO SCHEDULE

FEB
12

SAT

REBEL RUN 

HEALTH & WELLNESS FEST

01.

REBEL RUN FESTIVAL 

Runner Admission: $35 per person

  • 6:00 AM: Check-in Registration 

  • 7:00 AM: Race Prep

  • 7:30 AM: Race Starts

  • 8:45 AM: Race Ends

  • 9:00 AM: Rebel Run Awards

REGISTER (REQUIRED)

02.

HEALTH & WELLNES FEST

Admission: FREE

  • 10:00 AM: Festival Begins

    • Featuring health & wellness local vendors!

  • 10:00 AM. to 11:00 AM (Group Exercise) – All Ages

  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Squid-ish Games) All ages, 2 Teams

  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Kick Ball) – All Ages, 2 Teams

03.

CONCERT SERIES

Concert Admission: FREE

  • STARTS 10:00AM  - 4:00PM ​

  • Iman Music

  • Revo Love 407

  • Kristen Warren Music

  • Lord Maji

  • Dell Shavon

  • Manvee

  • S.T.O.M.P

OPEN TO PUBLIC

FEB
13

SUN

1619FEST!

FEATURING:  LIVE MUSIC!

FILM & PANEL DISCUSSION

01.

SOKO MARKETPLACE @ 1619 FESTIVAL

Concert Admission: FREE

On Sunday, February 13th, 2022, come celebrate The SOKO Marketplace’s 3rd anniversary! The SOKO Marketplace is Hannibal Square’s economic empowerment engine for businesses owned and operated by people of color that takes place at Shady Park weekly. Enjoy musical performances and vendors all-day as we celebrate the restoration of Black businesses to the historic African American Neighborhood of Hannibal Square, in Winter Park, FL, founded in 1881.

02.

FILM & PANEL DISCUSSION 

Discussion Admission: $20 per person

  • 1:00 PM - "SANKOFA": FILM SHOWING

  • 3:00 PM - PANEL DISCUSSION FEAT. Dr. Kevin Washington and distinguished guests.

03.

CONCERT SERIES

Concert Admission: FREE

  • Dr. Kevin Washington

  • Jazz the Real

  • The Constaance Frequency

  • Maria Bryant

  • King of Bop

  • O.U.R.S Band

OPEN TO PUBLIC