Jonkonnu at Stagville

Event Description

Celebrate Jonkonnu, a remarkable African American holiday tradition, with Historic Stagville and St Sya Academy!

**Tickets go on sale on November 1st.** 

A troupe of local musicians and St Sya students will perform at Horton Grove to honor Jonkonnu, a masquerade celebration with roots in West Africa and the Caribbean. Stagville is one of the few sites in North America with historical documentation of Jonkonnu. Today, Jonkonnu at Stagville celebrates the spirit of resistance and resilience of enslaved people.

After the performance, take a lamplight tour of the historic slave dwellings and learn more about the meanings of Christmas during slavery.

Tickets are $5 per person; ages five and under are free.