The annual International Folk Festival is a multicultural experience hosted by The Arts Council in downtown Fayetteville, NC.  The event kickoff began at 7 p.m. with the infamous, Parade of Nations.  It displays diversity within the community along Hay Street and ending on Ray Ave.

International Folk Festival in Fayetteville

Each year, Groups or organizations represent their country’s culture in this parade to many regional visitors and locals.  Most notable country’s performance in this year’s parade included South Korea, Japan, Mexico, Puerto rico, and many more viewable in our video below. Photos are listed here and on our FayToday facebook fanpage.


The International Folk Festival is a weekend event, September 23 – 25th.  Saturday and Sunday hosts an afternoon of cuisine, crafts, kids events, and performances on multiple stages.  More information is at The Arts Council website, here, or their facebook fanpage, here.



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International Folk Festival Parade 2011 in Fayetteville NC



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