Saturday, September 19th
11 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture
Virtual Attendance Only
Join Historic Columbia at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. Now in its 42nd year, this free festival brings musician, artisans, dancers and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing recommendations, this year’s festival will take place online.
Jubilee is a celebration everyone can enjoy and features music and entertainment, historic artist demonstrations, storytelling, reenactors and marketplace vendors selling a variety of ware, products and art and family-friendly activities. Join us online on Sept. 19th for live activities and tours.
This year will feature virtual tours of the Mann-Simons Site and the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House. New exhibits were recently installed at the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House and will be unveiled at Jubilee. Learn more about other African American historic sites through our online tour.
Jubilee is made possible by the festival’s generous sponsors and is a free community event that will be held along the streets outside of the Mann-Simons Site at 1403 Richland Street in downtown Columbia. Learn more about the history of Columbia's longest running festival by checking out our blog!