Yearly Events

Regularly Scheduled Events:

Fourth Fridays

Most months, the GHA sponsors a Fourth Friday program open to the community. Programs, 6-7 PM, focus on educational topics relevant to the Guinea community. Some past topics include:

  • Screening THEY LIVE IN GUINEA (1/20)
  • Graham Blake presents information about Eldridge Cook (2/20)
  • Thane Harpole – the Archaeology of Guinea (8/21)
  • William “Bill” Lawrence – Old General Stores of Gloucester County, VA (1/22)
  • Wes Wilson – The Woodville Rosenwald School and education of African Americans in Gloucester (2/22)
  • Tommy Leggett – Chesapeake Bay Oyster Growing and Farming: Past, Present, Future (3/22)
  • Bill Jenkins concert (4/22) [but on Saturday, April 30th)

Scholarships – Deadline, March 15.

Thanks to a grant from the Kenneth and Patricia A. Hall Charitable Foundation, each spring, the GHA accepts applications for four scholarships: GHA, $1,000; C.B. Rowe, $1,000; Mac Sisson Technical/Vocational, $1,000; and the Kenneth A. Hall, $5,000. Applications from prior winners are accepted. Students of all ages and educational interests are invited to apply.

The GHA Scholarship Committee reviews and selects the recipients. The scholarship is sent directly to the college, technical school, or educational program in which the applicant is enrolled.

A $500 scholarship is also awarded to the winner of the Miss Guinea Jubilee pageant held in the fall.

Guinea Heritage Day – September

The first Sunday after Labor Day, the GHA honors the local community by announcing the Grand Marshal for the Guinea Jubilee, unveiling the winning print for the year, and introducing the Children’s Art Contest Winners. This community day also includes a reception featuring history and stories of Guinea with memorabilia display.

Miss Guinea Jubilee Pageant – Usually held on Heritage Day weekend, the pageant awards a scholarship to the winner of the Miss Guinea Jubilee pageant.

The Guinea Jubilee – September

Guinea Jubilee Logo

The Guinea Jubilee is a two-day event that annually attracts thousands of people to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. The Jubilee features cultural activities, arts and crafts exhibits, a parade, a 5K run/walk, delicious seafood, and local musicians. This festival is always held the last Friday and Saturday in September.

Money raised by the Guinea Jubilee contributes to the GHA and its activities throughout the year to celebrate the Guinea community. This family-friendly fundraising event is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Guinea Jubilee website.

Christmas in Guinea

The second Saturday in December, the GHA celebrates Christmas in Guinea.

BBQ Sales – February and July

Held in time for Super Bowl and July 4th celebrations, this popular fundraiser takes pre-orders for Boston Butts and pulled BBQ.  Watch Facebook for deadlines to order.  All orders include a pint of BBQ sauce from Buck’s secret recipe.