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Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

45th Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival
Saturday, May 17, 2014 (noon – 8 p.m.)
Rock Quarry Park

Bimbe Headliners

Brian and Chase
The Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival
has been a tradition in Durham
for over 40 years. This family
oriented event is a celebration
of African and African American
history, culture, art and traditions.

Participants enjoy live national and local talent, ethnic food, arts and crafts, an interactive kid’s area, and community resources. There will also be a host of weekday events planned. Come prepared to embrace the rich, diverse and unique traditions of the City of Durham.

Please note: Seating will not be provided. Bring a lawn chair for your comfort. No alcohol or coolers permitted.

Rain or Shine: Bimbe will take place rain or shine. In the event of thunderstorms, the festival will temporarily shut down until the storm passes. Like us on Facebook or call the DPR weather line at (919) 560-4636 and press #8 for weather updates.

Bimbé​ Cultural Arts Festival
Peformer Bios

Time ​Activity
12:05 p.m.   Salute to the Elders​
12:15 p.m.​ African American Dance Ensemble​
12:45 p.m.​ Special Olympics Cheerleaders
12:55 p.m.​ Spiritual Messengers (Gospel)​
1:30 p.m. Jasme (Neo Soul)​
2:40 p.m.​ All in One (Dance)​
2:45 p.m.​ The Craig Powe Band
3:55 p.m.​ DREAM Team (Modeling/Dance)​
4 p.m.​ Lion Tracks (Reggae)​
5:10 p.m.​ Cheryl's Inside Out Dance Group​
5:15 p.m.​ J. Renee (R&B)​
6:25 p.m.​ Cheryl's Inside Out Dance Group​
6:30 p.m.​ Nice and Smooth​
7 p.m.​ Brian Dawson's DJ Medley
7:15 p.m. Headliners: DaBrat and Biz Markie

Weekday Events (May 14-16)

Bimbé Old School Block Party
Wednesday, May 14 (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
Lyon Park, 1200 West Lakewood Ave. (Ballfield)
Free admission
Bimbé Alumni Basketball Classic
Thursday, May 15 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Riverside High School, 3218 Rose of Sharon Rd.
Free admission ​
Bimbé Teen Skate Party
Friday, May 16 (7 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Wheels Family Fun Center Roller Skating Rink, 715 N. Hoover Rd.
Cost: $7​
Give Back! Clothing Drive
The fraternities and sororities of the Pan-Hellenic Council of Durham and Orange counties will be hosting a clothing drive during the festival. Clean out your closet and bring gently used clothing to the festival to help benefit Veterans and their families.
Get Involved!
To volunteer, fill out the online volunteer form​. For information, call (919) 560-4355.
Bimbé Sponsors