The weeklong celebration of Kwanzaa begins today and the events for Macon's 25th Annual Kwanzaa Festival have been announced.

Kwanzaa was founded in 1966 as the first specifically African-American holiday that celebrates African unity and culture with 7 days dedicated to the principles of African heritage

Tuesday, December 26

Unity Day Celebration at the Douglass Theatre

355 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. at 7 p.m.


Wednesday, December 27

Youth Nite of Self Determination Open Mic "For the Culture" at the Douglass Theatre

355 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. at 7 p.m.


Thursday, December 28

Ruth Hartley Mosley Support and Cleanup Day

626 Spring Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, December 29

Think and Grow Rich Youth Entrepreneurs Workshop at Frank Johnson Recreation Center

2227 Mercer University Drive at 4 p.m.


Saturday, December 30

NIASOUL Performing Arts Showcase at The Ampersand

370 Cherry Street at 7 p.m.

$5 Admission with free refreshments

Sunday, December 31

Annual Kwanzaa Feast (Karamu) at Homeland Village

2910 Napier Avenue from 5-9 pm