Honoring our Past...Embracing our Future
Mission Statement - “To celebrate the historical and cultural richness, and contributions of people of African descent and their impact on the global community."

Celebrating Culture in Fort Lauderdale, FL


Historical Awareness

Sistrunk Historical Festival, Inc. is a that celebrates the accomplishments of people of African descent. The organization is named in honor of Dr. James Sistrunk, one of the first African-American Physicians in Broward County. Annual activities provide educational, historical, and recreational events in the Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. They attract thousands of participants from the tri-county area and other parts of the State.
Each year a large parade and festival draw thousands of people to enjoy international foods, fellowship and networking, local and national entertainment, and family-centric activities.
Through the Sistrunk Scholarship Program, we proudly support Broward County Students financially in their pursuit of higher learnings.
2018 marks the organization's 38th year of providing community activities.
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The Sistrunk events are amongst the oldest African-American promotions in the Broward County area. We are proud to continually provide cultural, social, political and educational events that help to increase awareness of the contributions of our diverse community.

Sistrunk Scholarships

Sistrunk is proud to support Broward County high school students in their pursuit of high learnings by offering scholarships. Click on this link for more information.


Sistrunk invites all interested parties to get involved with us. Become a Sistrunk member and, together, we can make a difference in our communities. Obtain and complete a Membership Application by clicking on this hyperlink.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

City of Fort Lauderdale