Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

Performer on stage signing to a large crowd

The national award winning Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival will celebrate its 53rd Anniversary on June 3, 2023!

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.

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53rd Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

Saturday, June 3, 2023
1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Drive
Free | All Ages

Event Contact

For event information, email Kristin Perez or call 919-560-4355.

Vendor Information


City ResidentNon-City Resident
Food$300$340
Education/Non-Profit$30$45
Artists/Natural Crafts$50$65
Non-Food$100$115

*Food Vendor fee includes a refundable deposit. City Resident $50 | Non-City Resident $65

Food Vendor Application Process

Food vendors are those who sell items being consumed by participants whether they are beverages, food, desserts, frozen treats, ice cream, etc.

Please click on the link below to apply.  The link will take you to an application form for food vendors.  Complete all required fields. You also have the ability to upload your menu and insurance.  We will forward the completed form(s) to the festival staff once it has been completed.  You will be notified of your standing after staff reviews it and cross-references menu items.  We will try our best to accept vendors on a first come first served basis based on menu items, but our goal is to have a variety of food options, so first come first served will not always be possible. 

If accepted, you will be sent an email from both DPR staff and our registration system about the fees that are due, which you will have 7 business days to pay.  If you fail to pay you must contact staff to see if your space is still available.  If space is not available, you will be placed on the waiting list.   

The Food Vendor Application and Rules and Regulations can be found at: https://www.dprplaymore.org/FormCenter/Vendor-Registration-8/Food-Vendor-Application-50

Non-Food Application Process

Arts & Crafts, Non-Profits, Commercial Businesses, and City Departments 

The application process has changed this year for all non-food vendors.  In order to have the best variety possible of vendors, all businesses will apply and go through a review process. Businesses will be accepted or placed on the waiting list.  Applications will be reviewed in early February and all applicants who apply prior to January 30th will be notified by February 15th of their status.  If you apply after January 30th you will automatically be placed on the waiting list and we will notify you of your acceptance as space becomes available.   

If accepted, you will be sent an email from both DPR staff and our registration system about the fees that are due, which you will have 7 business days to pay.  If you fail to pay you must contact staff to see if your space is still available.  If space is not available, you will be placed on the waiting list. 

The Non-Food Vendor Application and Rules and Regulations can be found at: https://www.dprplaymore.org/FormCenter/Vendor-Registration-8/Durham-Parks-and-Recreation-NonFood-Vend-75

For all vendor questions, contact Roseana Matthews, at 919-560-4355 or by email at Roseana.Matthews@durhamnc.gov.