PECO Multicultural Series
For a taste of all the world cultures that make Philadelphia such a diverse and interesting city, there’s no need to go overseas — 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?
Visitors and locals can experience some of the many cultures that thrive in the vibrant communities of Philadelphia this summer with PECO Multicultural Series’ free festivals:
Islamic Heritage Festival
Saturday, June 16, 2018
The Islamic Heritage Festival and Parade begins with the Unity in Diversity Parade at 5th and Market streets and winds through the city to the end point at Penn’s Landing. Following the parade, the annual Islamic Heritage Festival commences, featuring family-friendly games, speakers, a health and wellness fair, free giveaways, entertainment and a global open market bazaar.
Philadelphia Irish Festival
Saturday, June 24, 2018
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.
Concilio’s Hispanic Fiesta
July 7-8, 2018
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 5, 2018
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, and arts-and-crafts vendors.
Festival of India
Saturday, August 18, 2018
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. The free festival is a colorful panorama of art, music, dance, and cuisine.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Guests can celebrate the culture, music and food from 14 Caribbean islands during the annual Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing. Benefiting college students of Carribean descent, past festival activities have featured a Caribbean workshop, a children’s corner, a marketplace and music from across the islands.
The Blue Corn Lifestyle: Green & Organic Fest
Sunday, September 2, 2018
The Blue Corn Lifestyle: Green & Organic Fest promotes living a sustainable lifestyle. It combines old Mexican indigenous traditions and modern-day Mexican Farmer culture, centered around corn.
Brazilian Day Festival
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Brazilian Day Philadelphia celebrates Brazilian Independence Day and shares the wonderful culture and traditions of Brazil. Vendors offer an abundant variety of authentic traditional foods and merchandise, and performers light up the stage with the contagious rhythms and dances of Brazil. The festival features a unique blend of Brazilian culture and showcases Samba, Forro, Pagode, Capoeira, Samba-Reggae and more.
Mexican Independence Day Festival
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Guests can 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.
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