"People from all around the world call Chapel Hill home – some for four years, some for a lifetime. With its newest festival, the Town of Chapel Hill, together with a variety of campus and community partners, celebrates the global diversity that makes our local community so vibrant.
The second annual Near & Far Festival will take place on Sunday, April 28 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the 140 West Plaza in downtown Chapel Hill and includes music, dance, and cultural traditions from around the globe.
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, and 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 Ukranian charm dolls, Native American deerskin painting, and more.
Remember, parking is free in Sundays in all public lots and decks in downtown Chapel Hill.
For event details including performers, exhibitors, and food vendors visit nearandfarchapelhill.com. "