The Arts Council's 36th International Folk Festival - Sept. 26-28, 2014
“When we dance in the streets, we dance together, regardless of color, race, status, enjoying ourselves and sharing a love for great music, food and fun!”
-- Trinidad poet
Get your name in early for the Festival's 50/50 Raffle!
Buy your tickets now at the Arts Council (301 Hay St.).
Last year's winner took home over $1,800!
36th International Folk Festival schedule:
Friday, Sept. 26
4th Friday, Downtown Fayetteville
Arts Council building (301 Hay St.), 7 to 9 p.m.
Folks of all ages get a taste of Fayetteville’s arts and cultural offerings, from gallery openings to artist performances.
Saturday, Sept. 27
Parade of Nations, Hay Street, 10:30 a.m.
See all the pageantry and customs of our diverse community during the Parade of Nations
Festival Park, Noon to 6 p.m.
Live performances on multiple stages, authentic cuisine at the International Café, unique arts and crafts vendors, children’s area, Native American Cultural Showcase
Festival Park, Main Stage, 5:15 p.m.
internationally acclaimed Malaysian singer/songwriter YUNA! This
performance is presented in partnership with Fayetteville State University.
Sunday, Sept. 28
Festival Park, Noon to 6 p.m.
The fun continues with live performances on multiple stages, authentic cuisine at the International Café, unique arts and crafts vendors, children’s area, Native American Cultural Showcase.
Festival Park, Festival Stage, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Performances by Spam Allstars, a nationally
known Hip hop, Latin, funk, and electronica band from Miami, Florida. This performance is
funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with
the National Endowment for the Arts.
If you're interested in volunteering for this year's festival, click here to download a volunteer application and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
History of the Folk Festival:
Fayetteville has a rich and long history of celebrating its multicultural population. Years ago, a group of forward thinking citizens got together to create the International Folk Festival as a celebration of our diversity. Now approaching its 36th year, the International Folk Festival has become a weekend-long celebration.
The International Folk Festival was created to celebrate the richness of the diverse cultural roots of our community. By showcasing historic artistic customs and traditions of a culture, the festival strives to foster an appreciation of our diversity while preserving the historical and traditional art forms that infuse a culture with its specific identity. The purpose and scope of the festival is to present the arts and creative expression of all of our community’s ethnic and cultural groups with a professional approach. Click here for complete information on the festival's mission and participation requirements.
The festival is FREE, thanks to these sponsors:
Children's area supported by:
The CarMax Foundation
2013 Media sponsors:
If you are interested in corporate sponsorship of the 36th International Folk Festival, contact Anne Rawson, the Arts Council's Community Investments Director, at (910) 323-1776 or email@example.com.