Norwalk to host 1st annual Multicultural Festival

July 9, 2013 by  

Organizers for Colombian American Family Entertainment (CAFE) have announced that this year’s Colombian Independence Day Festival held annually in Norwalk, Connecticut, will be renamed the 1st annual Norwalk Multicultural Festival.

The purpose of the festival is to promote cultural diversity locally and throughout the state. To that end, groups representing various cultures will be selling food, offering performances on several stages, and showcasing cultural history, diversity, and background by setting up exhibits and offering free concerts. Volunteers for some groups will also be walking around handing out flyers created by print companies to offer additional cultural background information.

Event organizers are encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to attend and to pass the word. Those who wish to do so may work with printing companies to create banners or fliers describing the festival and explaining why people may want to come. Representatives for the event are estimating that as many as 10,000 people may attend the festival, which will be held no matter the weather. Local police will also be present to direct traffic.

Another goal of the festival is to encourage physical activity among young people in the area. For that reason, the festival is being held during the final week of matches being played by local soccer organizations. The matches will be advertised at the festival and awards given to all of the kids who participate.

The Multicultural Festival will be held Sunday, July 21 at Veteran’s Memorial Park, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.