The 18th Annual Warren Street Festival is a celebration of Warren Street's African-American history in Franklin County. The two-day festival at the Rocky Mount Farmers' Market includes musical performances from regionally, nationally-known, and local groups; food vendors, art, activities, and a car show and parade. The celebration starts Friday, Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. with a business expo, followed by music and dance, and continues Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. with a car show and parade, music and activities. Each year a prominent keynote speaker is invited to enhance the knowledge and experience of those gathered together. The Festival also honors various extraordinary people who left a special imprint on their community. For more information, contact Darlene Swain at (540) 483-8254.