Taking place annually in the last week of January, ZORA! Festival occurs in Eatonville and throughout Orange County, Florida. This multi-day, multi-disciplinary event celebrates the life and work of 20th century writer, folklorist, and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston, and her hometown of Eatonville, Florida. Eatonville is the nation’s oldest, incorporated African American municipality. ZORA! Festival celebrates the woman, the town, and the contributions that people of African ancestry have made to the United States and to world culture.
Attracting thousands of locals and tourists, ZORA! Festival presents an impressive roster of live music, arts, humanities, and cultural programming and activities. The event is a nine-day affair, featuring museum exhibitions, public talks, panel discussions, workshops, and concerts.