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The Festival

The Venue

Entrance is the corner of Tuckernuck Avenue and Seaview Avenue

SOulFully Textured, A Natural Hair Festival is a celebration of our crowns, community and culture through the lens of afro-textured natural hair. It is an experience in and celebration specifically designed to educate, eradicate, and inspire! This family-friendly Festival is highly interactive and features creative expression, natural hair education, an array of specially curated vendors for attendees to shop, cultural discussions to understand it's not "just hair," lawn games and curated fun with a like-minded community. Join us in a fun space that focuses on  and  amplifies our beauty and culture, adjust the lens on natural hair to move the culture forward.  


1. Creating Our Space: Infusing the culture and normalizing inclusivity through self-advocacy and the invisible work that fosters an inclusive culture for natural hair and protective styles.

2. Breaking the Bias: With bans on books and efforts to limit discussions on race and American history in public education, how do you foster a sense of self that includes embracing and appreciating natural hair.
      -If BIPOC kids do not see themselves and their lived experiences in the classroom, how do they show up as their full selves.

3. The World of Braids

Additional Panels To Be Announced

Curated Beats By | The Legendary Chris Washington

*panels and panelists subject to change

SOulFully Textured will take place in Waban Park, on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. Waban Park is located within walking distance of the Oak Bluffs ferry port, across from the popular Inkwell Beach.  It is also a short bus or taxi ride from the Vineyard Haven ferry.  This beachside location offers a unique, fun and creative space for SOulFully Textured, A Natural Hair Festival to come alive.  

Learn more about traveling to Martha's Vineyard here 



   Where do I  get the Ferry?   

        Parking: Steamship Authority    Other Ferries' Parking     Woods Hole Parking

         Directions to Waban Park from the Oak Bluffs Ferry 

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Cape Cod Times Article

The embrace of natural Black hair inspires festival in Oak Bluffs, marks cultural changes