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Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

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Brian and Chase
Bimbé Cultural Arts
Festival - FREE
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Rock Quarry Park
701 Stadium Dr.
Noon - 8 p.m.

Rain location:

Durham County Stadium
Parking lot, 750 Stadium Dr.

The Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival has been a tradition in Durham for 46 years. This family oriented event is a celebration of African and African American history, culture, arts, and traditions. Participants will enjoy national recording artists MC Lyte and DJ Kool, as well as 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. There is something for everyone.

Free parking will be available at Durham County Stadium - across the street from Rock Quarry Park.

Bimbé Highlights
Live music and entertainment
Bimbé Marketplace Vendors
Cultural Art
Information Booths
Kid’s Zone
Food Trucks

Kids’ Zone Features
Family-friendly video games provided by GameTruck Triangle
Inflatables for all ages provided by Interactive Playgrounds 
Face Painting
Building projects with Home Depot
Drum circles, arts and crafts, storytelling, and African dance will be provided by the Durham Arts Council

New This Year
The Durham Police Department will be on hand to provide Child Identification Cards to children attending the festival. The ID card is a way for parents to identify their child in case of emergency. The card is not a valid/legal form of identification, but will include their name, photo, height, weight, hair and eye color.

Performance Schedule

  Time​     ​Performance
​  Noon ​  Welcome
​  12:15 p.m. ​Salute to the Elders with the African American Dance Ensemble
​  1:15 p.m. ​Dwayne Jordan (Jazz)
​  2:25 p.m. ​Purple Diamonds
​  2:30 p.m. Damaris Joi (Neo Soul)
​  3:30 p.m. MzLyrikal DaPoetess
​  3:40 p.m. Souloworks Dance Company
  ​3:45 p.m. STORM Reggae
  ​4:55 p.m. ​Campus Hills Dance Team
​  5 p.m. ​Autumn Tuesdae (R&B)
  ​6:10 p.m. DREAM Fashon Modeling Group
​  6:15 p.m. Brian Dawson's DJ Medley
​  6:30 p.m. DJ Kool and MC Lyte
Print the Bimbé postcard and weekly events flyer and share it with your friends.

Get Involved!
Interested in volunteering? View available volunteer opportunities for the event.

Education/Non-Profit, Artist/Natural Craft, Food and Non-Food vendor opportunities are available. If you would like to be a vendor, submit a vendor application. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the media sponsorship coordinator or the festival sponsorship coordinator for details. 

For information, call (919) 560-4355 or email Amber Walker​
The Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival is presented by Durham Parks and Recreation in partnership with the following sponsors:

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The Light

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The People's Channel