To bring diverse community people together while promoting PEACE, LOVE and RESPECT for all, promote togetherness while finding ways to end the divisive and destructive attitudes, and to stir the positive practices that unites all regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.

Our Partners

We seek partnerships with individuals, community nonprofits, businesses and companies who will compliment our effort in promoting peace, love and respect for all, and to help make a difference in the humanitarian needs of the poor in our community and beyond. We offer diverse levels of sponsorship engagement and exposure through our tiers of sponsorship, Platinum/ Gold/ Bronze/ Corporate/ Small business and In-kind or Direction donation. Also to maximize your exposure needs we can customize these packages to meet your specific goals.  If you are interested in partnering with us, from the press, interested in sponsoring the event or participating as an event vendor, please contact us using the form on the contact page or download the sponsorship letter.

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Not like the other festivals, it is on the street (bring your lawn chair & umbrella), no junk food vendors, you enjoy it if you’re someone like me who don’t care for junk. Family oriented event, the children listened to a storyteller by name of Barbara White I could rightly remember.


This is now my favorite event besides the International Folk Festival and Dogwood. Great Food from Taste of West Africa. Fantastic people. Beautiful!!!


Very nice event. It was great that I could bring my dog, Slicky, as she had as nice a time as I did. I feel so in my element with other like-minded people.


It was awesome this year! Thanks to the organizers and volunteers all your hard work!


I love anything that has to do with peace, so I went to the African World Peace Music Festival event in Downtown Fayetteville today. It was nothing compared to what I expected. This was the first event and it was well organized with great music, lots of people and the energy very loving! Great summer afternoon event here in town. I am surely coming back next year and Fayetteville need to support it.




2nd Annual African World Peace Festival & 5K on July 16th in Historic Downtown Fayetteville!

The African World Peace Festival & 5k is a fundraiser for Loving Hands International. Proceeds from the African World Peace Festival benefits Africa’s Humanitarian Needs and local community needs as well. We invite you to Downtown Fayetteville to experience a parade highlighting the different cultures, fashions, music, drumming and dancing performers, arts/craft displays, special African cuisine, and […]


African World Peace Festival Brings Culture, History Downtown

There is more to Africa than the tragedy and strife portrayed in the news. Isabella Effon is looking to show Fayetteville the brighter side of her native continent. On July 11, the community is invited to attend the Inaugural African World Peace Festival in downtown Fayetteville. Effon invites to the community to come learn about […]


African culture in the spotlight at inaugural African World Peace Festival Saturday

At the inaugural African World Peace Festival, organizer Isabella Effon wants guests to learn about culture and tradition and get information that will help them stay healthy. She also wants them to have fun. To that end, music, dancers and drummers are scheduled to perform. “We just want to make this a happy event,” Effon […]

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