African World Peace Festival

September 9-11, 2022 | Downtown Fayetteville

Free Admission

Festival Schedule of Events

Food  |Live Music |Games | Arts & Crafts | Health Screenings



  • 5:00 PM: Host: Prayer, Anthem, Speaker
  • 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM: Aya Dance Company
  • 8:00 PM-10:00 PM: African Highlife Band
  • 10:00 PM-11:00PM: Band TBD


  • 7:00 AM: Free Health Screenings all day
  • 7:00 AM: Race Sign In
  • 8:00 AM: 10K/5K African Peace Run/Walk
  • 12:00 PM-3:00: Drum & Dance Community Workshop and Storytelling
  • 3:00 PM-4:30 PM: Charlotte Children’s Dance
  • 4:30 PM: State and local elected leaders
  • 4:45 PM-6:00 PM: African Highlife Band
  • 6:15 PM-8:00 PM: Kongo Jazz
  • 8:00 PM-10:00 PM: Highlife & Congo Jazz


  • 10 AM: Gospel Concert
  • 11:30 AM: non-denominational service
  • 12:30 PM-2:30 PM: Aya African Drum & Dance
  • 2:30 PM-4:30 PM African Children Beats
  • 4:30 PM-6:00 PM: African Crusaders
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Aya African Drum and Dance

Get ready to experience the beat!

Music on the Main Stage

Always Family Friendly

The Kids Zone

Bring the kids for arts and crafts, storytelling, and face painting. Try your hand at opening puzzle boxes from Xscape Factor, or master the climbing wall from The Climbing Place. There are games galore, dancing and tons of activities, and a new remote-controlled excavation dig with toy-sized replicas of heavy equipment. The Zone is marked by two vertical banners with the sponsor’s logo and QR code.

We are collecting new or gently used books to support a classroom library in Ghana. We appreciate your donation of a book for children or young adults. Thank you.

Kid Zone

Bouncy Room

Rock Wall

Great Tunes

Music All Day Long

African Drumming

all day, every day

Music on the Main Stage

We bring music to the Main Stage, starting on Friday and going straight through to Sunday night! Local bands and special guests rock the festival! There’s a gospel concert on Sunday too, with an Aya African Drum & Dance and African Children Beats!

The music sponsorship includes a banner across the top of the main stage with your name and logo.

Be Part of the Festival


There is no way we can operate this festival without the support of the community. It’s organized by the non-profit Culture and Heritage Alliance. You can volunteer for a single day or more. Sign up here

Register to Run

On Saturday morning, there is a 5K/10K race (or walk) sponsored by Foxhole Consulting. You bring the footwear, we provide shirts, numbers, and prizes for the winners. Details Here

Become a Sponsor

Our last Festival had 8500+ attendees! That was in the heat of summer when colleges weren’t in session! The Kids Zone, Main Stage, Food Court, and Arts & Crafts are still available. See the perks & prices

Be a Vendor

We’re on the look for vendors who want to rent a table to sell products, offer free healthcare screenings, or provide food service. All licenses must be in order. Be prepared for the crowds! Info & pricing here

everyone eats

Food & Beverage Zone

It’s no surprise that this zone sees the most traffic at the Festival. All food and beverage vendors are situated in this area. Food trucks abound along with beverage providers, bakeries, and more.  A table and chairs are provided for coupons or samples. The zone is marked by two vertical banners with the sponsor’s logo and QR code.

Good Eats

Good Eats

Good Eats



Enjoy The Art

Artists & Artisans

Arts and Crafts Zone

This is the place to let your inner child shine! Pick up a paintbrush, learn how to make pottery, or fold some origami -who knows what projects you can take on. Every year,  different craftsmen from around the world share their work at the Festival. Take a workshop, shop the vendors!

Now Sponsored by KeJi Services, Inc.

Keji Services logo

About The Festival

This is the 6th Annual African World Peace Festival. We're excited to be back after 2 years of COVID restrictions. The Festival is run by the Culture and Heritage Alliance, a nonprofit 501 C (3) organization,

Learn more about our mission and the organizations the Festival supports.

Questions? Contact Us


What's Free?

Festival Admission
All activities in the Kid's Zone
Music on the Main Stage
African Drumming Performances
Healthcare Screenings

What's Not Free?

Food & Beverages
Festival T-shirts (on sale)
Vendor products
Race Participation