MLK Birthday Celebration @ Northgate Mall
Jan 16 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join Northgate Mall and NC MomsRising at the 7th annual MLK Birthday Celebration.
Families are invited to Durham for a giant kid-focused birthday party to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on MLK Day.
Event activities include free English/Spanish story times, arts and crafts, kids’ Zumba, drumming performance, interactive activities, service projects such as a food and clothes drive benefiting Urban Ministries, and birthday cake as we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy in a way that kids can understand. This event is free and appropriate for ages 0-100.

SABA SABA Festival @ Durham Central Park
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SABA SABA Festival at Durham Central Park celebrates Durham Sister Cities’ 26-year partnership with Arusha,Tanzania, featuring African-inspired music, dancing, fashions and local food vendors. Join in the drumming circle with Shabutaso (instruction provided) and the Zumbathon. Bring the kids! SABA SABA is an opportunity to meet your Tanzanian neighbors and support health, education and water projects benefitting families and children in Arusha. Admission is free. Donations and silent auction participation are appreciated.

Sponsored by Durham Sister Cities – Arusha Committee and Duke Health.

Saba Saba Festival @ Durham Central Park
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saba Saba is a festival to celebrate the Sister Cities Durham and Arusha Tanzania. There will be food trucks, vendors of clothing and crafts, hands on activities for children, information about our sister city Arusha, music, dance and zumba. Please come and enjoy a lovely afternoon with us. The festival is free and there is no need to pre-register!