Bimbe Weekday Events


The national award winning Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019! This family oriented event is a celebration of African and African American history, culture, arts, and traditions. Join us all week long at our weekday celebrations leading up to the Festival.

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Bimbé Weekday Event Schedule

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
Register online: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Durham/Bimbe5k

Beginning at 8 a.m. the race will loop through the beautiful C.M. Herndon Park. There will be food trucks and other forms of entertainment at the event and 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

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.