Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

The national award winning Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019! This family oriented event is a celebration of African and African American history, culture, arts, and traditions. Visit the Bimbé History page for information on how the festival has evolved throughout the years.

Dancers at Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival

50th Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

Saturday, May 18, 2019
12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Drive
Free | All Ages

Festival Activities

  • Live Music
  • Family Fun Zone
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Community Resources
  • Ethnic Food
  • Local Talent

Seating will not be provided, please bring a lawn chair or blanket.

The following is not allowed at the festival:

  • No coolers
  • No smoking
  • No alcohol
  • No personal canopies/tents
  • No pets

Bimbé Weekday Event Schedule

Bimbé Community Block Party
Wednesday, May 15
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Holton Career and Resource Center Athletic Field, 401 N Driver Street
Free | All Ages

Bimbé Basketball Classic
Thursday, May 16
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Southern High School, 800 Clayton Road (Gymnasium)
Free | All Ages

Bimbé Teen Pool Party
Friday, May 17
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Campus Hills Pool, 2000 S Alston Avenue
Free | Ages 13-18

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors, vendors, and all who attended!

Photos from the 49th Annual Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival can be found on our Facebook page.

Event Cancellation Information

Events may be canceled in the case of severe inclement weather.

  • Call the weather line at 919-560-4636 and press Number 8 for the status of the event.
  • Visit Facebook and / or Twitter

Volunteer Information

Please check back in 2019 for volunteer opportunities!

Vendor Information

Please check back in 2019 for vendor information.