Photo from the 2013 festival by Brooke Meyer for CaryCitizen.

Morrisville Festival Celebrates Diversity this Weekend

Morrisville, NC — Morrisville is known as Wake County’s most diverse community. Four years ago, the Morrisville Chamber created the East Meets West festival to celebrate all the cultures that call this town in the heart of the Triangle home.

East Meets West

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 11 am until 4 pm, Morrisville’s Town Hall Drive will be filled with food stalls, dancing and music from around the world. This unique event includes foods categorized as “East” or “West,” and attendees can purchase small plates from each restaurant represented and then vote for their favorites.

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Each restaurant will sell dishes that represent their culture and try to win the hearts of those attending. This year has a record 13 different venues to try, so be sure to save room!

Food, Fun & Entertainment

The following restaurants will have tents:

  • Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken
  • Doherty’s Irish Pub and Restaurant of Cary
  • Gigi’s Cupcakes of Brier Creek
  • Kona Ice of Western Wake County
  • Kuo’s Chinese Special Food
  • Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices
  • Masala Wrap
  • Neomonde Bakery & Deli
  • Saffron Restaurant & Lounge
  • Smoothie King
  • Tra’Li Irish Pub of Morrisville
  • Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
  • Viva DF Tequila & Taco Bar

Entertainment will include dancers from  the World in Motion Middle Eastern and Belly Dancers (pictured above), Masala Bhangra, Chinese School of Cary, Open Arts Musical Theater and Dance, Trionoide Academy of Irish Dance, Panther Creek High School Dance and LA Dance. The festival is free to attend, while food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the festival benefit the Innovation Foundation, which nurtures local start-up companies.

Event Details

East Meets West 
Saturday, April 16, 2016; 11 am-4 pm
Town Hall Drive in Morrisville


Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos by Brooke Meyer.


Stories on CaryCitizen are sponsored in-part by Elegant Stitches in Waverly Place.

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