The mission of the Farish Street Heritage Festival is to Celebrate African/African American culture and history while increasing
the awareness of The Historic Farish Street District.
The Develop and present ongoing arts and cultural programming in the "Historic Farish Street District"
Gather, record and dissimilate the history of the Farish Street District;
To encourage public interest, educate and promote understanding in the cultural heritage of Mississippi's African Americans (emphasis on Farish Street);
To promote tourism and economic development in the district using African/African American arts as a catalyst;
To develop the annual Farish Street Heritage Festival as a nationally recognized African American cultural event.