Near & Far Festival is a street party in Chapel Hill that celebrates global culture within Chapel Hill.
This free festival takes place Sunday, April 28th, 2019, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at 140 West Plaza, Chapel Hill.
Community and campus cultural groups share their heritage through crafts, activities and interactive experiences. Enjoy music, dance, and spontaneous arts performances. Try out international food at the tasting tent and food trucks.
Planned as a “local celebration of global cultures,” Near & Far features stage performances, street performers, interactive cultural booths, and international foods.
The stage performances include:
- Traditional Latin American dances from Huepa Culture
- Congolese percussion from The Sound of Drums
- Punjabi culture through traditional folk dance with Bhangra Elite
- Traditional regional music from the Carolina Bluegrass Band.
In between stage performances, there will be a variety of street performers to keep things festive and free-spirited – from Capoeira exhibitions to Chinese dancers and more.
In addition to these performances, there will be interactive cultural exhibits where festival-goers can learn something new about their community and the world. These booths will feature crafts, games, and other traditions, including Ukrainian charm dolls, Native American deerskin painting, and more.