African World Peace Festival
September 9-11, 2022 | Downtown Fayetteville
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
All activities in the Kid's Zone
Music on the Main Stage
African Drumming Performances
What's Not Free?
Food & Beverages
Festival T-shirts (on sale)