Saturday, September 21st
11 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture
Mann-Simons Site : 1403 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Join Historic Columbia at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Now in its 41st year, this free outdoor festival brings musician, artisans, dancers and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site.
Jubilee is a celebration everyone can enjoy and features live music and entertainment, artist demonstrations, historic storytelling, reenactors and marketplace vendors selling a variety of ware, products and art. A children’s area will be available with educational and family-friendly activities. In addition, there will be more than 10 vendors selling food, non-alcoholic beverages, and beer and wine.
Throughout the day, guests are invited to take house tours of the Mann-Simons Site and the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House for $1. African American Historic Sites Bus Tours will be available for $2 at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
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 and #TBT article for Cola Today!