This Saturday brings the Celebration of Cultures Festival, which will be held in Centennial Park. Last year 28,000 people enjoyed this event and it was named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast. It’s a great opportunity to learn about and enjoy over 40 different cultures.
As I said, this event will take place this Saturday, October 3rd (tomorrow), and will go from 10am-6pm, rain or shine. The calendar, which you can download HERE details all of the events, of which there are a lot, and has a map of the different booths and stages. In other words, this event is big.
Other than specific events, from what I’ve been told there will be…
- Food from around the world
- Dance and musical performances on five different stages
- “World Market,” where vendors will sell hand-crafted, imported items
- A children’s area featuring interactive, hands-on activities
- “Global Village,” offering a glimpse of daily life in countries such as Panama, India, Mexico, Bolivia, Somalia, Japan, Jamaica, China and Kurdistan
- New this year is TEENS UNITED!, where local teens from different countries will showcase their cultural traditions.
Yes, I took those straight from the press release. I’m not ashamed. It was a good press release.
Free parking is available in the HCA lots across from the north side of the park. Take Charlotte Pike towards town, turn right on 25th Ave. N. and stay to the right (Park Plaza). Festival parking will be straight ahead.
For more info on the event check out their website, http://www.celebrationofcultures.org/