PECO Multicultural Series
at Penn’s Landing
Lively festivals that celebrate the city’s diversity all summer long
- Irish American Festival: Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Hispanic Fiesta: Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Islamic Heritage Festival: Saturday, July 23, 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
- ACANA African Festival: Sunday, August 7, 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Festival of India: Saturday, August 20, 1 p.m. – 7p.m.
- Caribbean Festival: Sunday, August 21, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Mexican Independence Day Festival: Sunday, September 18, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Brazilian Day Philadelphia: Sunday, September 25, 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
You don’t have to go overseas for a taste of all the world cultures that make Philadelphia such a diverse and interesting city. Just head over to Penn’s Landing for its PECO Multicultural Series, a succession of outdoor festivals that celebrate cultural traditions from across the globe.
The PECO Energy Multicultural Festival season runs on weekends all summer long.
What could be better than enjoying some amazing salsa performances on the banks of the Delaware River? Or how about savoring authentic dishes from the Caribbean, Ireland or Mexico?
The PECO Multicultural Series features free events at Penn’s Landing throughout the summer. So check out the schedule below, call some friends and get down to Penn’s Landing to experience some of the many cultures that thrive in the vibrant communities of Philadelphia.
Multicultural Series Calendar
(All events at the Great Plaza unless noted)
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Celebrate all of Ireland’s cultural gems, from music to dancing to food. Enjoy performances from notable Irish musicians, famous dance schools, bagpipers, and of course, traditional foods like shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash. Browse the outdoor shops for authentic and traditional Irish goods.
Islamic Heritage Festival
Saturday, July 23, 2016
The Islamic Heritage Festival and Parade begins with the Unity in Diversity Parade which starts at 1 p.m. at 5th and Market streets and winds through the city to the end point at Penn’s Landing. Following the parade, the 22nd Annual Islamic Heritage Festival will commence, featuring family-friendly games, speakers, a health & wellness fair, free giveaways, entertainment and a global open market bazaar.
July 9-10, 2016
The Hispanic Fiesta at Penn’s Landing is one of Philadelphia’s premier Latino events, drawing upwards of 15,000 people each day. The festival continues to unite and raise awareness of Latino culture and community through the celebration of music, dance, entertainment, ethnic foods and artisan crafts from nearly all Latin American countries.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
The African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc. (ACANA) is proud to host the African Festival, an outdoor concert experience that brings artists, groups, and dance troupes from around the African continent to perform. The Festival provides a wide range of African entertainment, from traditional dance performances to modern Afropop and Reggae musical performances. This free event also brings delicious African food vendors, as well as traditional and modern clothing, arts, and crafts vendors.
Festival of India
Saturday, August 20, 2016
The annual Festival of India hosted by the Council of Indian Organizations (CIO) of Greater Philadelphia celebrates India’s Independence Day while highlighting the vibrant Indian American community. Now in its 21st year, the free festival is a colorful panorama of art, music, dance, and cuisine.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Celebrate the culture, music and food from 14 Caribbean islands during the 28th annual Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing. Benefiting college students of Carribean descent, this year’s festival will feature a Caribbean workshop, a children’s corner, a marketplace and music from across the islands.
Mexican Independence Day Festival
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Celebrate Mexican Independence with music, food, dancing, and more. Browse traditional arts and crafts, dance with Mexican rock bands and enjoy face painting and giveaways during the popular event at Penn’s Landing.
Brazilian Day Festival
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Brazilian Day Philadelphia will celebrate Brazilian Independence Day and share the wonderful culture and traditions of Brazil. Vendors will offer an abundant variety of authentic traditional foods and merchandise, and performers will light up the stage with the contagious rhythms and dances of Brazil. The festival will feature a unique blend of Brazilian Culture and will showcase Samba, Forro, Pagode, Capoeira, Samba-Reggae and more.
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