African World Peace Festival returns to downtown Fayetteville
Jul 10, 2016
Staff file photo by Andrew Craft
Madjeed Adamu dances on Person Street as a DJ plays music during the inaugural African World Peace Festival in 2015.
The African World Peace Festival returns to downtown Person Street on Saturday. The theme of the second annual event is One People, One Community, One Fayetteville.
The festivities kick off with a 5k run/walk at 7 p.m.; registration begins at 6 p.m. Free health screenings will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The music festival gets underway at 2 p.m. with local and regional musicians, cultural dancers, DJs and story telling. A tribute will be held for Julio Ramirez, a community activist who died last month after losing his battle with leukemia, as well as a moment of silence for the 49 people killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
The event is a fundraiser for Loving Hands International, a nonprofit working to improve the quality of life for needy people in the U.S. and Ghana. Admission is free, but donations and canned food items are accepted.
For more information, go to africanpeacefestival.org.