Black Heritage Festival Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event

Style Magazine Newswire | 3/4/2013, 12:50 p.m.
The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored Black Heritage Festival as a Top 20 Event for the first quarter of ...
Photo Credit: (Left to right) Bernard Beaco, CVB board of directors Judith Washington, Black Heritage Festival executive director Gary Cooper, vice chairman of the CVB board of directors

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored Black Heritage Festival as a Top 20 Event for the first quarter of 2013.

Held March 8-10, the festival brings together the cultures of Africa and Southwest Louisiana, and brings out the best in our community. Celebrating diversity, culture and education, the festival is filled with legendary Zydeco, Jazz and Gospel performers as well as The Market Place, featuring African art, clothing and more!

The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is a member of STS, an organization that promotes travel to and within the southeastern part of the United States. The bureau nominates all area fairs, festivals and events quarterly. The STS Top 20 Events marketing program highlights the “best of the best” from submitted entries. Events are selected from each of the following STS member states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Top 20 Events publication is sent to over 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, AAA publications and others. The combined circulation of organizations using the publication is well into the millions. The potential media coverage of these events has made the Top 20 Events list a coveted honor.

For more information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588, or visit www.visitlakecharles.org.