Concord Multicultural Festival
Celebrating our Multicultural Community
Our mission is to raise local awareness of those newly arriving in our community and appreciation for cultural diversity with the hope that increased awareness, supported by educational programs, will inspire our neighbors to accept, welcome and assist the newest members of our community.
Saturday September 23 from 1:30-6pm at the State House in Downtown Concord.
Indulge in delectable foods from around the world and enjoy entertaining performances while celebrating the cultural diversity of our community!
About 12 years ago, the Greater Concord Area Task Force Against Racism and Intolerance began coordinating community discussions. During the 2004 discussion titled "The Changing Face of Concord: Racial, Ethnic & Cultural Diversity," nearly everyone involved recognized the importance of street festivals to the civic life of Concord, so we decided that a big outdoor party was the ideal way to advance the goals of racial and ethnic tolerance and understanding in our small but quickly changing community. And thus the Concord Multicultural Festival was born!
Now in it's 9th year, the Concord Multicultural Festival has been infused with a new energy that will continue to make this event an annual staple in the Concord community. Participants in the festival come from many of the countries represented in the Concord community. Participants are invited to celebrate their native cultures through music, dance, food, crafts, storytelling and other educational means appropriate to a small festival.
So mark your calendars for Saturday September 13, 2014 and bring your community spirit - and appetite - to celebrate our community's cultural diversity!