The Festival Celebrates the Rich Tapestry of DeKalb’s Diverse Communities and Culture
DECATUR, Ga. – (Nov. 28, 2023) — DeKalb County Public Library announced today its slate of December events for the 2023 Doris. K. Wells Heritage Festival. Spanning the months of December 2023 and January 2024, this two-month celebration brings an array of programs to the library.
“We invite everyone to join us in a two-month celebration of stories, traditions and shared experiences,” said Alison Weissinger, director, DeKalb County Public Library. “Our aim is to foster a sense of community and appreciation for the rich heritage that makes DeKalb County so special.”
The more than 20 programs will feature storytelling, food, crafts, informational workshops and more. Highlights include:
The Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival is an annual celebration of the diverse communities that make up DeKalb County. It is named in honor of DeKalb County Public Library’s first African American librarian, the late Doris K. Wells. The festival originated in 1983 as the Kwanzaa Awareness Festival at Scott Candler Library. More than 1,000 people attended this inaugural event. Since then, the festival has evolved into the annual, two-month celebration we know today.
All events are free and open to the public. Find more information and the schedule at dekalblibrary.org/news/heritagefestival.