2022 ZORA! Festival Season - Something New!

We have moved to a year-round calendar. The 2022 ZORA! Festival Season will now consist of three (3) key events, each one appealing to both a specific, as well as to, an inter-generational audience. Our theme will be “Celebrations for the Generations.”

Host Hotel: Sheraton Orlando North (Click here for details)

  • Season Kick-off: 33rd ZORA! Festival a month-long celebration, beginning on the birthdate of the event’s namesake, Friday, January 7; including a series of programs, including a “Sunday Series;” an opening exhibition at the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts; “Experiencing Eatonville” cultural heritage tourism tours; the Africa – America Women’s Economic Forum & Trade Expo; a 2-day Afrofuturism Conference; and culminating in the 3-day Outdoor Festival of the Arts, January 28 – 30;
  • “Traditions” Weekend: Middle School and High School Students Celebrate Black Music Month”, an arts education program, June 17 – 18 ; and
  • “HATitude Cultural Flair,” an African and African- American “Design” event, serving as a fundraiser on behalf of our organization’s after school and summer academic support for K-12 students, Saturday, October 29.

Schedule as of: September 6, 2021 (subject to change)

Friday

January 7

6:00 – 8:00 PM

"Gathering & Gabbing" Zora Neale Hurston Book Club

In-Person and Virtual (Ticketed Event)

Featured Presenter: Valerie Boyd

Topic: Wrapped in Rainbows; biography of Zora Neale Hurston

Venue: Lias Hall, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

Address: 412 East Kennedy Boulevard, Eatonville 32751

Saturday

January 8

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Exhibition: Afrofuturism in the Visual Realm

In-Person (Free & Open to the Public)

Venue: Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston)

Address: 344 East Kennedy Boulevard, Eatonville, FL 32751

Sunday

January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2022

2:00 – 5:00 PM

The Sunday Series: Art in Eatonville

In-Person (Free & Open to the Public)

Venues:
The Hurston Museum, 344 East Kennedy Boulevard, Eatonville 32751

St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal Church, 549 East Kennedy Boulevard, Eatonville 32751

Matilda Moseley House Museum, 11 Taylor Street, Eatonville 33751

Location Check-in: The Hurston Museum

Address: 344 East Kennedy Boulevard, Eatonville, FL 32751

Sunday

January 23

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Yards & Gardens of Eatonville

In-Person (Ticketed Event)

A Driving Tour designed to introduce guests to the gardening traditions of Eatonville, traditions which date back to the earliest days of the community’s founding in the late 19th century

Location Check-in: E-WE Community Computer Arts Lab & Learning Center

Address: 323 East Kennedy Boulevard. Suite D, Eatonville 32751

Tuesday - Wednesday

January 25 – 26

8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Africa - America Women's Economic Forum

In-Person and Virtual (Registration required)

Venue: Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College

Address: 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

 

Time-Sensitive Business Opportunity:

11/26/21 Deadline (Click to Apply)

Thursday - Friday

January 27 – 28

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Afrofuturism Conference

In-Person and Virtual (Registration required)

Theme: Afrofuturism in the Visual Realm

Venue: UCF Downtown Campus

Address: 500 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL 32801

Friday

January 28

12:45  – 4:00 PM

"Education Day": 9th Annual ZORA! STEM Conference for Middle School Students

Virtual Only (Registration required)

Friday

January 28

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

"Education Day": Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville

Free & Open to the Public

Featuring:

  • Africa – America Women’s Trade Expo (Time-Sensitive Business Opportunity                         11/26/21 Deadline (Click to Apply)
  • Children’s Cultural, Education & Heritage Center
  • Fine Arts Walk
  • International Food Court
  • International Marketplace
  • Main Stage Performances by Students, Orange County Public Schools and Others
  • The Urban Nerd Con Pavilion
  • And Much More . . .

Location: “The Preserve in Eatonville”

Address: Corner, West Kennedy Boulevard and Lake Destiny Road, Eatonville, FL 32751

Saturday

January 29

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

"Family Day": Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville

Free Admission: K-12 Students (ID required for middle & high school students)

Ticket Information (Adults): 

  • 2-Day in Advance: $25.00
  • 1-Day in Advance: $15.00
  • At the Gate: $20.00

VIP Ticket:  $100.00 

Includes:

  • Up-front Seating at Main Stage
  • Food
  • Beverage (Limit 2)

Parking:

  • Free General Admission (Cars, Vans, Motorcycles)
  • VIP: $20.00
  • High Capacity Vehicles (Bus, RV, etc.): $30.00

Featuring:

Same As Friday Plus: Main Stage Featuring National Performers

Location: “The Preserve in Eatonville”

Address: Corner, West Kennedy Boulevard and Lake Destiny Road, Eatonville, FL 32751

Saturday

January 29
7:30 – 10:00 PM

CosPlay Gala: A Collaborative Evening with the Orlando Urban Film Festival & the Urban Nerd Con

In- Person (Ticketed Event)

Theme: Afrofuturism

Venue: Sheraton- Orlando North

Address: 600 Lake Destiny Road North, Maitland 32751

Sunday

January 30

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

"Day of Reflection": Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville

Free Admission: K-12 Students (ID required for middle & high school students)

Ticket Information (Adults): 

  • 2-Day in Advance: $25.00
  • 1-Day in Advance: $15.00
  • At the Gate: $20.00

VIP Ticket:  $100.00 

Includes:

  • Up-front Seating at Main Stage
  • Food
  • Beverage (Limit 2)

Parking:

  • Free General Admission (Cars, Vans, Motorcycles)
  • VIP: $20.00
  • High Capacity Vehicles (Bus, RV, etc.): $30.00

Featuring:

Same As Friday Plus: Main Stage Featuring National Performers

Location: “The Preserve in Eatonville”

Address: Corner, West Kennedy Boulevard and Lake Destiny Road, Eatonville, FL 32751

Friday - Saturday

June 17 – 18

"Traditions" Weekend: Middle School and High School Students Celebrate Black Music Month

In-Person (Registration required)

Location: Valencia College, School of Arts and Entertainment

Address: 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825

Saturday

October 29
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

HATitude Cultural Flair:
An African and African-American Design Event

In-Person (Ticketed Event)

Location: Winter Park Civic Center

Address: 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32789

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