Liz McCormick Published

The 23rd Annual African American Heritage Festival Begins in Jefferson County

Harpers Ferry was the site of the US Armory, and played a vital role before and during the Civil War.

The 23rd Annual Jefferson County African American Heritage Festival begins Friday, August 14 in Charles Town.

This weekend, the African American Heritage Festival takes over Charles Town, Ranson, and Harpers Ferry and runs until Sunday, August 16.

There will be a Basketball Tournament, Job Fair, and a Youth Block Party on Friday.

Saturday will feature a parade, kid’s activities, historical landmark dedications and live bands.

In Harpers Ferry Sunday, there will be a Memorial Walk to the site of John Brown’s Fort, and the festival comes to a close with a church service at the historical Curtis Freewill Baptist Church built in 1894.