The Savannah Black Heritage Festival (SBHF) is presented by the City of Savannah and Savannah State University. SBHF typically offers 50-60 educational and cultural presentations annually, with approximately 40% programming targeted for youth. Established relationships, collaboration and support (both financial and in-kind) from more than 40+ public and private partners in the arts, educational, business and socio-civic communities, has allowed SBHF to expand offerings of unique events and performances during the festival. Acclaimed national, regional and local artists share their talents in the genres of dance, music, theater, the literary and visual arts, lectures, and hands-on crafts workshops. Other festival components include health and wellness activities, financial planning, entrepreneurial education, and intergenerational experiential learning opportunities.

2016 Title Sponsors

City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs

Savannah State University

FedEx Express


Georgia Power

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp 

2016 Sponsors

Carver State Bank

South State Bank

Savannah State University Foundation

Savannah College of Art and Design

International Paper Company

WellCare of Georgia

LifeLink of Georgia

Seacrest Partners

St Joseph’s/Candler Health Systems


Georgia Ports Authority

AT & T

WHCJ 90.3-FM

Cumulus Broadcasting E-93 & 103.9 FM

Visit Savannah

The Savannah Tribune

The Savannah Morning News

Lead-Dog Productions

Mary Lane Morrison Foundation

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Savannah Alumnae Chapter

Savannah (GA) Chapter of The Links, Inc.

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Savannah Chapter

SSU Center for Leadership Lecture Series

Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

The Polote Corporation

The J. C. Lewis Foundation

Coca Cola Bottling Company of Savannah

Lester’s Florist

Chatham Steel

National Office Systems

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,

Bernard Williams & Company, LLC

Pat Mathis Construction Co., Inc.

Critz Auto Group

Top Ladies of Distinction, Savannah Chapter

The Celestine Guild- St. Philip AME Church

CLG MLK Savannah, LLC

Golden Holley James, LLP

Steve Green Properties

2016 Partners

Live Oak Public Libraries

The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation

The Ossabaw Island Foundation

Telfair Museums

The Savannah Civic Center

St. Philip AME Church

First Congregational Church

First African Baptist Church (Franklin Square)

First African Baptist Church of East Savannah

First Bryan Baptist Church

Living Hope Community Fellowship

Overcoming by Faith Ministries

Savannah Chatham County Public Schools

The Jewish Educational Alliance

Savannah Black Nurses Association

Capital A Productions

Paul Kennedy Catering

Freedom Trail Tours

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civic Rights Museum

University of Georgia Extension Chatham County

Armstrong State University

Renaissance Marketing

Chatham Area Transit

OxForm Studio

The Herald of Savannah



Chatham Retired Educators Association

Maxine Patterson School of Dance

Embassy Suites Savannah Historic District

B Historic Savannah

SSU College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Asa H. Gordon Library at SSU

Earl Shinhoster Youth Leadership Institute

Armstrong State University Office of MultiCultural Affairs

Childhood Obesity and Prevention Education (COPE)

The SSU HIV AIDS and Substance Abuse Prevention Program

The Footprints of Savannah Walking Tours

Day Clean Journeys

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

International Longshoremen Association, Local 1414

Savannah Regional Central Labor Council

The Nappy Hut

2016 Friends

JetBlue Airlines

Globe Shoe Stores

Anderson Jewelers

The Paradises Shops

Weddings by Lisa


WTGS TV- (Fox)


WRHQ FM 105.3

Main Attraction Barber Shop

Barnes Restaurant

520 Wings

Whole Foods Market


Donna’s Delicious Delights

Cakes by Sean

Baker’s Pride Bakery

The Fresh Market




Sam’s Club

Food Lion

Mac’s Trucklng

Nson Opuku

Paulette Baxter, Avon Representative