The Drinking Gourd Festival

Francis A. Gregory Library

The Drinking Gourd Festival

Follow the Drinking Gourd to freedom!

The Drinking Gourd Festival is an artistic and musical celebration of the history of the song "Follow the Drinking Gourd" in the Underground Railroad.

Little Lights Arts will present The Drinking Gourd Festival in partnership with Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library on Tuesday June 16, at 11:30 a.m., featuring an art exhibition and song performance by J.C. Nalle Elementary School students and the Nalle Stars Children’s Chorus.

Come and celebrate the history and culture of African-Americans as they escaped from slavery to freedom, by following the Drinking Gourd in the sky, also known as the Big Dipper constellation.