Cool drinks, sounds, crafts welcome visitors on a hot Saturday to Durham’s Bimbé festival – WRAL News


Cool drinks, sounds, crafts welcome visitors on a hot Saturday to Durham’s Bimbé festival – WRAL News

— In It is 52nd yr, the Bimbé Cultural Arts Pageant is in A mannequin new Durham location.

Greater than 50 distributors will take over A mannequin newly renovated Rock Quarry Park, at 701 Stadium Drive, from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

It kicks off with a ribbon-slicing for the park.

“It’s going to Sort of medicine up the festival, add some further pleasure to the day,” said Mary Unterreiner, tradition & group supervisor at Durham Parks & Recreation.

“It’s going to have a Salute to the Elders parade and an African American dance ensemble as properly.”

The day Shall be Full of stay music, arts and crafts, ethnic meals, native expertise and a househprevious nice zone.

Convey a backyard chair or blanket, however depart the coolers, alcohol and pets at house.

On The primary stage at Bimbé Cultural Arts Pageant

1 p.m. Welcome, Grand Re-Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting for Rock Quarry Park

Salute to Elders Parade and Dance Currentation – African American Dance Ensemble

1:45 p.m. Kiing Le & Iconic Fact Band

2:45 p.m. Bimbé Historic previous Lesson

3 p.m. Niito

4 p.m. Hometpersonal Heroes Currentation

Theta Phi Delta Step Group

4:30 p.m. The Mint Situation Trihowevere Current Band

5:30 p.m. DJ Medley

6 p.m. Headliners – Sunshine Anderson and Mario

Free parking is be out there Inside the Durham County Stadium parking tons, located at 750 Stadium Drive throughout from Rock Quarry Park.

Have a scorching time, however primarytain cool

With doc warmth Inside the forecast, organizers are focused on offering Some methods for revelers To primarytain cool.

“Durham H20 To Go hydration station Shall be there To present current consuming water all by way of the day,” Unterreiner said. “We’ll Even have some misting stations.”

Vendor Reginald Burnette Is in a place to unfprevious the cool. On the Tropical Delights gross sales space, He’ll serve up frozen smoothies and is Looking forward to seeing the crowds.

“We acquired here too final yr,” he said. “It was a drive-in, no matter, not as Many people. But now for The complete group To return out, I am Looking for An excellent Discover your self!”

For Lou Torres, who personals CocoCrissi Italian Ice, and travels up and dpersonal the east coast from festival to festival, It is An alternative to sleep in his personal mattress and reconnect.

“I am excited to be house,” he said. “It is a housecoming for me the place I can serve and go to and see previous pals and serve them.”

The festival is launched by Blue Cross and Blue Defend of North Carolina Partiallynership with Durham Parks and Recreation and sponsored Partially by WRAL.

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