Rocky Mount, NC: International Festival of Cultures Set to Bring People Together

Photo from prior year International Festival of Cultures. Source: Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount
Photo from prior year International Festival of Cultures. Source: Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount


The city of Rocky Mount’s International Festival of Cultures, hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, showcases the variety of diverse communities that call Rocky Mount, North Carolina home.

Held in the Brown Auditorium on the campus of Nash Community College, the International Festival of Cultures has become an area favorite, and it will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2020, noon-4pm.

Said Archie Jones, Human Relations Director for the city of Rocky Mount:

“This festival brings our community together and shows us how our diversity empowers us. From the food to the fashion and the friendly atmosphere, this event showcases the best of our city — the many cultures that call Rocky Mount home.”

Guests will have the opportunity to sample exotic foods, visit vendors and enjoy a fashion show and multi-cultural entertainment featuring Rocky Mount citizens with origins from around the globe.

Room is still available for vendor opportunities. For information about becoming a vendor, call 252.972.1181.

Nash Community College’s address for navigation is 522 N Old Carriage Road, Rocky Mount, NC.

The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 58,000 residents daily.

The city’s mission is to advance community well-being, safety and quality of life by delivering excellent public services and actively collaborating with the community toward a fulfilling and inspired future for its citizens. As a publicly owned utility, the city of Rocky Mount is committed to safe, reliable service for its customers and operates in Nash and Edgecombe counties, providing customers with electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater (sewer), refuse, recycling and/or stormwater services. To learn more, visit


Source: Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount


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