Taking place the last week of January each year in Eatonville and throughout Orange County, Florida, The Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities is a multi-day, multi-disciplinary event that celebrates the life and work of 20th century writer, folklorist and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston. ZORA! Festival takes place in Eatonville, Zora’s hometown and the nation’s oldest incorporated African American municipality.
Among the many new offerings this year will be a Health Village and a Taste of Diaspora tent where local celebrity chef Johnny Rivers and Chef Aaron “Big Daddy” McCargo Jr., winner of The Next Food Network Star reality series and official Executive Chef of the Zora Festival will both be offering their culinary delights. Also, world renowned large-scale installation glass artist Therman Statom will be providing special art workshops at the festival, with a unique art exhibit, Stories of the New World at the Orlando Museum of Art.