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Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

Rock Quarry Park and Edison Johnson Recreation Center
Rock Quarry park. Festival: Saturday, May 18th noon-8:00pm Other events Tuesday-Friday FREE admission, but donations appreciated.

BimbeThe national award winning Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival has been a tradition in Durham for 48 years. 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.

Bimbé 5K by Tobacco Road FC
Sunday, May 12
8 a.m.
C.M. Herndon Park, 511 Scott King Road
$40 (includes T-shirt) | Ages 7 and up
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Beginning at 8 a.m. the race will loop through the beautiful C.M. Herndon Park. All participants will receive a t-shirt.

Jambalaya Soul Academy
Monday, May 13
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street
FREE | All Ages

Special poetry and spoken word Masterclass with Bluz from Charlotte, NC! Bluz is a 3 time Emmy Award Winning artist, 3 Time National Poetry Slam Champion, poet, author, and performing artist. Q&A and peer sharing session will follow the Masterclass. Facilitated by award winning poet and resident artist Dasan Ahanu.

Bimbé Community Block Party
Tuesday, May 14
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Holton Career and Resource Center Athletic Field. 401 N. Driver Street
FREE | All Ages

Come out and enjoy free music, community performances, and games for all ages. K97.5 will be airing live from the event with host Brian Dawson!

Super Jam @ SummerStage
Wednesday, May 15
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Golden Belt, 800 Taylor Street
FREE | All Ages

Weekly Wednesday night jam session hosted on the SummerStage by Stephen Munoz. Free and open to the public. Musicians of all ages and experience levels welcome.

Rhythm & Waves
Thursday, May 16
10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Avenue
$10 Entry Fee | All Ages

Join us for a music showcase featuring some amazing local talent from around the triad, hosted by Brian Dawson. The night will be full of some awesome rhythm and sound waves!

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

Teens, this is for you! Grab your friends to cool off at the pool while you Turn up and Glow up. There will be games, music, food, basketball, and giveaways. The gymnasium will be available for open gym.

50th Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival
Saturday, May 18
12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Drive
FREE | All Ages
Visit the 50th Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival page for details.