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53rd Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

Saturday, June 3, 2023 | 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Drive, Durham NC | Free | All Ages

The nationally award-winning Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival will celebrate its 53rd Anniversary on June 3, 2023! Enjoy a day filled with live music, arts and crafts, community resources, tasty traditional food, and local talent. 

This family-oriented event is a celebration of African and African American history, culture, arts, and traditions. For information on how the festival has evolved throughout the years visit the Bimbé History page

Check out the Bimbé Weekday Events page for information on all of the events happening May 31-June 2.

**Seating will not be provided, please bring a lawn chair or blanket. Additionally, the following items are not allowed at the festival: No coolers; No smoking; No alcohol; No personal canopies/tents; No pets

World Hunger Day 2023

June 4| 3-6 PM | FREE | Durham Central Park 

Durham residents plan to celebrate World Hunger Day with a large outdoor event to raise awareness of food insecurity experienced in Durham County, as well as to highlight the amazing work being done to support our community and create a more fair and equitable food system. We hope to celebrate all that food means with friendship, music, arts, and fun. We intend to create a joyful and welcoming atmosphere where families and individuals can experience new foods, learn about healthy eating that incorporates culture and is budget friendly, find out about helpful resources, and just relax and enjoy the day. This event is open to all the public.

Volunteers are also needed for this event. There are a variety of different roles that volunteers can chose from, including volunteer check-in, set up, stage assistants, greeters, parking attendants, vendor assistants, face painting and balloon art assistants, and more! 

Sign up to volunteer HERE. For any questions about volunteering, please email Jamie Tindal.

Community Day with PEACH, AACT+ & Fisher Memorial Church

May 20 | 9 am – 3 pm | FREE | 420 E. Piedmont Ave, Durham NC 27707

PEACH, AACT+, and Fisher Memorial Church ask you to support our Community Day event. PEACH (Partnership Effort for the Advancement of Children’s Health) is a grassroots community-based social enterprise that deals with an environmental and economic impact on our society. There will be free food, Covid-19 & MPox Vaccinations, Health information/tables, music, dancing, vendors, and more!

Email Tracey at with questions or call 919-384-5001. 


Runs through May 18 | FREE | M-F 8 am – 6 pm | John Hope Franklin Center Gallery

A series of drawing Interventions on “Llanchama” (Amazonian tree bark) by Peruvian/American artist Renzo Ortega, who was inspired for this series by a well know Amazonian artist (painter) Brus Rubio Churay (Bora-Uitoto) as a “Gift,” back in 2016. anchama (or Yanchama) is a natural textile used by multiple indigenous communities of the Amazon. Because of its origin, it does not need to be waived, it is considered a “Gift” from mother nature, and also a way to teach how to make textiles in situated contexts. It is widely used in the production of material culture. It comes directly from the great sapucaia inner bark (Lecythis Pisonis), that peels naturally due to its rapid growth in the forest. Llanchama is used as material for ritual garments, blankets, diapers (for babies), baskets, sifters, nets, etc.

Patrimonio| Heritage is organized in connection to Art of Peru – Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

Got to Be NC Festival 2023

May 19, 2023 – May 21, 2023 | NC State Fairgrounds – Agri Supply Exposition Center

The annual Got to Be NC Festival takes place May 19-21, 2023 at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Got to Be NC members are invited to show, sample and sell your products in the Got to Be NC / Food Lion Local Goodness Marketplace located inside the 50,000 square foot Agri Supply Exposition Center. This is your chance to join over 100 other North Carolina food and beverage companies to promote your products to thousands of consumers! All exhibitors must be part of the Got to Be NC program to be eligible for a booth in the marketplace. Click here to confirm your membership.

The festival is a fun-filled weekend of rides, tractor parades, music and more! The three-day event highlights all the great things from North Carolina. Gate admission and parking are free, but there are charges for some of the events within the festival, including the Got to Be NC / Food Lion Local Marketplace in the Agri Supply Exposition Center.

Youth Fishing Rodeo

Saturday, May 13, 2023 | FREE | 9 AM -12 PM | Blackwood Farm Park (4215 NC 86 S Chapel Hill , NC 27516)

The Fishing Rodeo is an annual community event intended to expose children to the joy of fishing. Bring your own pole or borrow one of ours (limited availability). Bait worms will be provided. Live bait only. Prizes will be awarded for the following: Most creative hat, first fish caught, shortest fish, and biggest fish. 

Registration begins at 9am. The fishing will begin at 9:30am followed by a free hot dog lunch and award ceremony. Ages: 3 to 15-years-old.

First Fridays at the Eno Arts Mill

Recurring 1st Fridays each Month, 6-9 pm | FREE | 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278

The Eno Arts Mill is home to the Eno Mill Gallery, a 1,000 square foot exhibit space that offers our studio artists the opportunity to exhibit their work. Each of our studio artists have a one-month featured exhibit of their work on a rotating basis. New gallery exhibits open the first Friday of each month and feature the opportunity to visit our artist studios and enjoy live music, food trucks and beverages.

Current Exhibit: Coalesce

Ten Orange County visual artists matched with ten Orange County poets, creating new work inspired by each other.  Curated by visual artist Max Dowdle and writer Morrow Dowdle.

Opening Reception Friday, January 6 | 6-9PM

register today

Student Summer


Spend this summer developing leadership skills, giving back to the community, and building friendships, all while earning 35 community service hours in a week.

Join us in celebrating our community volunteers

Attend the May 8, 2023 Governor's Volunteer Service Award & Key Volunteer of the Year Luncheon

RSVP by reserving tickets by May 1!