19th Annual People’s Festival for Peace

19th Annual People’s Festival for Peace

One Village Alliance and World Cafe Live at the Queen present The 19th Annual Peoples’ Festival for Peace at the Tubman-Farrett Riverfron Park; paying tribute to Bob Marley since 1995 in Wilmington, Delaware, his first American home. Featuring Luciano, Jah Works, Spokey Speaky, I-KRONIC, the nationally acclaimed Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble and more on two stages of non-stop world and reggae music, join us for a family-friendly day full of arts, crafts and music in the Children’s Village from 1-5pm, cool off in the misting Bamboo Rain Hut, enjoy a meal from the International Food Court and shop till you drop in our Vendors’ Alley!

Since 1994, The Peoples’ Festival & Tribute to Bob Marley has welcomed more than 100,000 families from around the country in unity and one love to the first place outside of Jamaica that the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley ever called home: Wilmington Delaware. It is where his family resided, worked and attended school as Bob Marley rose to world stardom with his message of peace, unity and “One Love”. At the request of his (now late) Mother Cedella Marley Booker, the Tribute to Bob Marley took root just blocks from where the home he bought her still stands.
Over the last two decades, Richie Havens, KRS 1, Damien “Junior Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, Kymani, Ziggy, Julian Marley, Kinto Sol and Morgan Heritage are just a few among the global superstars and Grammy Award winning artists who have graced our stage. This year the momentum continues with world-renowned reggae artist Luciano. The event approaches its monumental 20th anniversary just over a year from now!

The 19th Annual Peoples Festival 4PEACE & Tribute to Bob Marley is presented by Delaware non-profit, One Village Alliance to foster peace, love and unity through music and the arts in the spirit of the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley, OM. The event unites a collaboration of artists, agencies and businesses united for peace and unity throughout Wilmington. Lead partners include: World Cafe Live at the Queen; KISS 101.7; Spark Magazine.

New at this year’s Peoples Festival 4PEACE & Tribute to Bob Marley, the Peace Pavilion brings a united front of organizations that offer services to parents, youth and families together and empower festival-goers with information and opportunities to combat violence, impact communities through volunteerism and keep youth engaged in positive activities. The Peace Pavilion is a lifeline to bring support and awareness to individuals who are seeking help for troubled situations and don’t know where to turn. A Call to Action among agency partners, businesses and schools is in full effect! A city-wide effort to link a Peace Chain for Change is now underway with over 50 locations to design your “Peace Link” with a message of love and unity… The chain will connect the city from Bob Marley’s family home on 24th and Tatnall Streets to the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday July 27th for a Genius World Record opening of the 19th Annual Peoples Festival 4PEACE & Tribute to Bob Marley!

The beautiful Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park and Delaware River (nestled between the Amtrak Train Station and Wilmington Bus Depot) create a perfectly accessible venue for this family event. Youth of all ages enjoy arts, literature, drumming, spoken word, face painting and activities at our famed Children’s Village. Festival goers cool off and relax in our Holistic Wellness Pavilion and Bamboo Rain Hut with stress relief and rejuvenation massage therapy, information and products. And our International Market Place & Food Court still remain the most highly anticipated destinations for art, merchandise and food from around the world! This year’s weekend long event schedule includes a film screening of “Marley, VIP Reception and Peace Walk.

$20 Advance Ticket / $25 at Gate - Kids under 10 are free


The Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park is conveniently located Right outside the doors of the Amtrak Station on 4th and French Streets Parking is $3 for the entire day at the Public lot on MLK Blvd. and Market, right across from the festival.

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