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IFF 2021


A Cultural Celebration of our Heritage and Community through the ARTS!
Saturday, September 25th, 2021  |  12N-6P
Sunday, September 26th, 2021  |  12N-6P

All nationalities join together each year at The Arts Council's International Folk Festival to honor and celebrate our diverse cultural heritage as ONE COMMUNITY. Our love for the ARTS unites everyone from all backgrounds and ages who appreciate the experience of touring native lands, learning about cultural traditions, and embracing our differences to inspire a more inclusive community for all.

Now in its 43rd year, our region's longest standing family festival features over 30+ CULTURAL GROUPS represented in our Parade of Nations who unify in sharing the artistic vibrancy of their heritage. 100,000+ ATTENDEES enjoy an array of festivities in the performing arts, live music and dance, international cuisines, cultural arts & crafts, and lots of family-friendly fun and entertainment.

Parade of Nations|Sat. 10A-12N

Join over 30+ NATIONS as we celebrate as ONE COMMUNITY. The strength of the International Folk Festival lies in the Cultural Groups who take great pride in representing their rich heritage. 

Kidsville News!

Kidsville News! area celebrates the artistic expressions of our youth as Greater Life of Fayetteville hosts various cultural and educational activities through the ARTS! Enjoy photo opps with Truman The Dragon.

International Cuisines

Partake in exquisite and authentic international cuisines as recipes from around the world are showcased for all to enjoy. 

Cultural Arts & Crafts

Experience the creative vibrancy of original artpieces that are crafted by skilled visual artists from around the world. Artpieces are available for purchase.

Live Entertainment

From cultural dance exhibitions to live musical performances, the diversity of our cultural identity is reflected through inspirational music and dance from all musical genres.

Making A Difference In Our Community

The Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development, and lifelong learning through the ARTS.

Grants, programs, and services are funded in part by contributions from community partners, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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