Phoenix Fest is back on Saturday October 4,2014 for its 13th year as Durham NC’s funkiest street music festival. Phoenix Fest celebrates the cultural legacy of Durham NC’s historic Hayti community, it’s a fun-filled day of family friendly entertainment for thousands on historic Fayetteville Street.
The day begins with a parade at 9 a.m. with high-stepping bands, businesses and community groups. After the opening parade, Fayetteville Street will be transformed into a bustling bazaar with eye-teasing vendor displays and lip-smacking food followed by all-day music on center stage until 6 pm.
You’re invited to share in this age-old cultural tradition to commemorate the hard work, vision and enduring spirit of the elders who founded Hayti over 100 years ago. Last year’s festival drew over 12,000 festival goers of all ages and this year’s festival promises to be even bigger and badder. Phoenix Fest is fun, it’s free and it’s for the whole family.