Now in its 43rd year, the annual EnoFest is returning to Durham for a “full immersive experience” in 2022.

Organized by the Eno River Association, EnoFest is held at West Point on the Eno City Park in Durham, this year on Saturday, July 2, and Monday, July 4! The locally beloved music festival will feature art installations, live music across multiple stages, a juried craft show, local artisans, and plenty of food and drink options — including the signature Beer Garden — across both days.

Through June 24, advance tickets are discounted and available on the event’s website. According to organizers, tickets are limited and the event is expected to sell out.

“We are excited to return to the full Festival experience on the banks of the Eno River this year,” said EnoFest Director Greg Bell in a release. “We enjoyed the virtual events over the past two years, but can’t wait to get everyone back together on the Eno to enjoy the exceptional places the Festival funding protects.”

Over 65 artists are expected to take EnoFest’s four stages across two days, with the current lineup including Molly Sarlé, Daughter of Swords, H.C. McEntire, African American Dance Ensemble, Tumbao, The Branchettes, Jon Shain & FJ Ventre, Blackhaus, the Pie Faced Girls, Willi Carlisle, The Gospel Tones, The Gospel Jubilators, Mellow Swells, Javier Montana’s Grupo Norteno, Libby Rodenbough, Al Riggs, Joe Newberry, Dissimilar South, Apple Chill Cloggers, Tray Wellington, Cane Creek Cloggers, Weirs, XOXOK, Secret Monkey Weekend, Sonny Miles and many more!

EnoFest is meant to “[raise] awareness and funds to protect and restore exceptional places that provide our region with clean water and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas, and open space,” and The Eno River Association (ERA) is a 501c3 non-profit conservation organization whose stated mission is to “conserve and protect the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the Eno River basin.” The ERA is a nationally accredited, professionally staffed land trust active since 1966 and, according to the ERA, it has “permanently protected more than 7,500 acres of land for the benefit of current and future generations.”

Attendees of this year’s EnoFest should note there is no parking on-site, except for bicycles and reserved disabled access, and that shuttles are available from the Durham County Memorial Stadium, where free parking is available. The festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and anyone over the age of five will require a ticket to enter the grounds.

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