Saturday October 7, 2017
When it’s fall, it’s time for Phoenix Fest. The 16th annual Phoenix Fest will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 on historic Fayetteville Street in Durham, North Carolina.
Phoenix Fest, sponsored by the Phoenix Shopping Centers, is an annual cultural celebration of the business and cultural legacy of Durham’s Hayti community, one of North Carolina’s oldest African American communities.
In celebrating Hayti's legacy, the 10th annual Phoenix Fest will again live up to its reputation as Durham's funkiest street music festival when Fayetteville Street is blocked off and transformed into a bustling bazaar with an early morning parade, all-day music, delicious food and dazzling vendor displays that will deliver a fun-filled day for thousands of festival goers.
The all-day festival features some of the best musical talent from North Carolina and the southeast, with over 20 performers entertaining festival goers with non-stop reggae, gospel, R&B, blues, jazz and hip-hop. Food and merchandise vendors will offer lip-smacking delicacies and eye-pleasing vending displays to delight festival goers of all ages -- all taking place on historic Fayetteville Street under the warm Carolina sun. Bring your lawn chairs and umbrellas and stay the whole day.