This year’s festival will kick-off its Black Heritage Honors which awards influencers in the community for their tireless effort in improving the lives of others. Recipients of the inaugural presentation are: Representative Ron Reynolds; Fenorris Pearson; Amber A. Newman; LeMarcus Newman; Crawford “Mickey” McGill; and Margaret Pope.

The Award Ceremony is from 4:00pm-4:45pm on the main stage at Midtown Park.  Members of the public will be able to interact with exhibitors throughout out the duration.