Self-care in the MS Delta
— Our Vision —
Create and host a festival that transforms health and wellness in the Delta through movement, mindfulness, music, food, culture, and fun. By focusing on positive assets within the community and maximizing the richness of the Mississippi Delta to encourage individuals to live healthy and well, events are scheduled with experienced health and wellness practitioners. The festival includes movement activities ranging from low to moderate impact on the body, mindfulness and meditation sessions, music, and endless fellowship and fun!
— 2023 Festival Poster —
The community's response to our first
Delta Roots Festival over the Juneteenth weekend in 2022 was a success! The positive feedback about the health and wellness activities from the event's participants let us know that this inspired them to come out and enjoy themselves— moving, stretching, dancing, and being in fellowship with friends and neighbors— and for some, discovering new and enjoyable ways of improving their individual health, stamina, balance and overall happiness. This welcomed praise inspired us to make the Festival an annual event. And we listened to feedback about scheduling this year's 2023 event so it wouldn't conflict with other Juneteenth activities happening in our particular area of the Mississippi Delta.
If you live in or are visiting the Greenville, MS area, join us for an enjoyable and invigorating day on Saturday,
Donate financially to the free Community Dinner for Festival attendees who participated in at least one (1) health and wellness activity. Every dollar we collect is going to be given to the Community Foundation of Washington County, South Delta Recovery Fund to
help the victims of the
horrific tornadoes on March 24th, 2023.
Please consider supporting this
important community effort.
— Delta Roots Festival 2022 —
(Left to Right) Cassandra Atley, Mayor Errick D. Simmons & Ellen Harris
The LINE DANCERS!
THE AFRICAN DRUMMERS!
— 2022 Festival Poster —
Ellen Harris with visiting friends Diana Stukes & Deirdra Chester
Sunday Morning's REFLECTIVE CLOSING
— Some of our 2022 Vendors and attendees are pictured here with Greenville's Mayor Errick D. Simmons —
— The delicious Reception for Sponsors, Vendors and Wellness Practitionerswas a feast enjoyed with vocal entertainment! —
— Festival Sponsors —
(With much appreciation to each of our sponsors, past and present!)