“A Celebration of Unity”
You are invited to be a part of the National Heritage Festival. Gather together with your fellow Americans, representing every ethnic group in our society, to be a part of this first ever celebration in our nation's capital. America is filled with talent of every kind and this festival will showcase some of the outstanding vocal talent from across this great land as well as the rich diversity of ethnicity from which we all come from.
God will always be at the forefront of the National Heritage Festival. For in every document of our country, God is asked to bless and be a part of the many decisions that are made. We, as a people, must always thank God for the foresight of our forefathers for instilling the knowledge in them to draft the documents so everyone will be able to enjoy the freedoms and liberties that we all enjoy. This Festival is designed exclusively to exploit those freedoms and liberties.
The 2018 National Heritage Festival
September 21-22, 2018
A special award ceremony will be held during the 2018 National Heritage Festival to commemorate the 155th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. This extraordinary document was written by our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was read to President Lincoln’s Cabinet on September 22, 1862, went into effect on January 1, 1863, and led to the creation of the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution of December 18, 1865, ending slavery anywhere in the United States and its lands or territories.
This one document was the major catalyst that not only helped keep our country together, but also set us squarely on the path toward being a nation of truly free and equal people.