Cultural event comes to Charlotte

April 3, 2014 by  

This month, people in Charlotte have the chance to learn more about international cultures and gaining understand of diversity in their community.

The Charlotte World Parade and Festival is a free, family-friendly event with games and contests. The ‘Parade of Nations’ will feature different flags, along with people in traditional clothing from their nation. Those in attendance can sample an array of food.

The festival will feature storytelling in several languages, along with authentic dances from various nations. Interactive displays allow visitors to immerse themselves in the cultures, and an international market will feature vendors with products from all over the world.

The organization hopes to instill a sense of cultural sensitivity among the Charlotte community. The event is a big undertaking and volunteers, who must be 16 years of age or older, are needed to help it be a success. People can volunteer to help in the information booth, with various games and contests, on the parade, to provide entertainment, or to set up and take down. The volunteer form is available on the World Parade Festival website.

The event is a great time for vendors to promote their products. Many food, clothing and craft vendors will have considered using banner printing services to make large signs for their booths.

The festival will take place on April 26 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at Freedom Park located at 1900 East Boulevard in Charlotte.