Cultural celebrations abound in the Midlands this weekend

08/17/2014 6:23 PM

08/17/2014 6:35 PM

The fall event season is in full swing beginning this weekend; enjoy just one of the many cultural festivals going on:

FolkFabulous, the inaugural Southeastern Native American art festival, features musicians, storytellers, artisans and community leaders from several Southeastern tribes. Participating artists include Keith Brown demonstrating Catawba pottery, Choctaw bead artist Roger Amerman, Tuscarora music by the Deer Clan Singers and Cherokee storyteller and stonecarver Freeman Owle. Traditional food will be available from the Native American Cafe. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in front of USC’s McKissick Museum on the Horseshoe. Free and open to the public. (803) 777-2876; http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/folkfabulous-2014


The Main Street Latin Festival returns Saturday with a day long of food, entertainment and dancing on the 1400 block of Main Street, beginning at 11 a.m. The headliners are Rika Swing, Details: mainstreetlatinfestival.com


Jubilee: Festival of Heritage will be celebrated 1-7 p.m. Saturday at the Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland St. Historic Columbia’s free, family-friendly event celebrates the legacies of the Mann-Simons family as well as Modjeska Monteith Simkins. This year’s festival will span the 1900 and 2000 blocks of Marion Street from the corner of Richland and Marion streets to the corner of Marion Street and Elmwood Avenue. Live entertainment, demonstrations and crafts, street fair, discounted tours and exhibits. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; http://historiccolumbia.org


Celebrate the 68th anniversary of India’s break from British colonial rule with an Independence Day event 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Lexington High School, 2463 Augusta Highway, Lexington. Enjoy food from 5-6 p.m. and dance and entertainment 6-9. Showcases include Indian classical and folk dances, representing the styles and cultures from different states of the country; costumes, jewelry, hair and makeup; and authentic foods.

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