Over half a century after her death, the words of celebrated author Zora Neale Hurston still remain as poignant as ever. From January 7 to January 31, 2021, enthusiasts will gather to celebrate her legacy and impact at the 32nd Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival in Orlando.
A Moving Female Voice
Zora Neale Hurston was known both as an incredible voice in the Harlem Renaissance and also as a momentous interpreter of southern African American culture. As a championed voice in her field, her unique insights have continued to inspire generations. Raised just outside of Orlando in Eatonville, Florida, Hurston used the historic city as a common setting throughout her work. In her honor, Eatonville has been the location of the author’s annual festival for over 30 years.
32 Years of Celebration
Also known as the ZORA! Festival, this multi-disciplinary celebration of the arts and humanities. Guests will be able to enjoy arts education programming, conferences, movie screenings, and public talks such as:
- Experiencing Historic Eatonville
- Yards & Gardens of Historic Eatonville Tour
- Your Afrofuturism Experience: A Personal Touch at the Bronze Kingdom
- Sankofa! Cooking Class with Chef Jenn
A Hybrid Special Event
This year, festival organizers will be hosting a series of virtual events to supplement the in-person festivities. The online programming will provide attendees a great opportunity to get a feel for the festival before enjoying the live event in Eatonville.
In observance of CDC guidelines, the in-person events will require that guests wear face masks and observe social distancing. Hand sanitizer stations will also be available.
Enjoy an Inspired, Relaxing Stay in Orlando
Stay close to the ZORA! Festival by booking a room at the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando. Our luxurious, smoke-free rooms offers guests a safe and healthy stay with all the comforts of home. In addition to glass partitions at our front desks and social distancing markers, our guestrooms and common areas are frequently cleaned and sanitized with hospital-grade, EPA-approved disinfectants. We also provide guests with complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee, and tea.
When you’re ready to enjoy all that Orlando has to offer, start planning your stay at the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando by clicking the “Check Room Availability” button or by calling us at 1-800-999-8585.