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Have a good time Tradition and Group on the Harmony Worldwide Pageant on October 1st

  • CULTURE

CONCORD NC (WBTV) – The Metropolis of Harmony and El Puente Hispano are excited to welcome guests and residents to Downtown Harmony for the Second Annual Harmony Worldwide Pageant on Saturday, October 1. In simply ten days, Downtown Harmony shall be reworked right into a world mosaic of various international locations and cultures the place guests can expertise worldwide meals, music, dance, crafts, video games, and extra.

The competition is being held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 12 pm to six pm in Downtown Harmony, with actions alongside Union Avenue and Cabarrus Avenue. There shall be stay music and dance performances, cultural shows, arts and crafts and merchandise distributors, worldwide meals and drinks, and a youngsters’ zone with globally-inspired video games. This 12 months, the competition may have greater than 60 distributors and greater than 40 international locations and cultures shall be represented. Within the youngsters’ zone, there shall be conventional video games from international locations resembling China, Australia, Greece, the UK, Mexico, Israel, and India.

The occasion is free and may have actions for all ages to get pleasure from due to sponsors: Hispanic Federation, Telemundo Charlotte, Elevation Church, Cabarrus Arts Council, Eli Lilly, Cabarrus Well being Alliance, Cabarrus Brewing Firm, Transdev, F&M Financial institution, Ben Mynatt Household of dealerships.

No celebration is full with out stay music and dance. Performances all through the day embrace:

  • bananaCeltic music from Eire
  • Nrityangan Cultural AcademyBollywood dances from India
  • Chinelos Group of Morelos, Dance of the Chinelos from Mexico
  • NC Brazilian Arts VentureSamba from Brazil
  • Tropical FuryLatin American music
  • Kenya Safari Acrobatscultural and cirque type acts from Africa
  • Nritya Dhwani Faculty of Performing ArtsSattriya Nritya from India
  • Thundering Wave Martial ArtsChinese language lion dance

NEW! This 12 months’s competition may also characteristic a contest for one of the best cultural sales space and conventional outfit. Cultural cubicles don’t promote merchandise however reasonably show their nation’s traditions and cultures via ethnic parts and data. The cubicles shall be judged primarily based on creativity, influence, and the way effectively they current details about their nation. El Puente Hispano is sponsoring the prizes; the first-place sales space will obtain $500 and the second-place sales space will obtain $300. Representatives from Eli Lilly, Elevation Church, Hispanic Federation, and the Metropolis of Harmony will decide the cubicles.

There may also be a $200 prize for one of the best conventional outfit with all competition attendees eligible to win!

Winners shall be introduced on the principle stage at 5 pm

Street Closures: To accommodate the competition, highway closures in Downtown Harmony will start at 6 am on Saturday, October 1. Union Avenue shall be closed between Killarney Avenue NE and Corban Avenue. Cabarrus Avenue shall be closed between Market Avenue SW and Church Avenue. Roads will reopen at 7 pm

Parking: There may be free parking accessible all through Downtown Harmony, together with within the Brian Hiatt Municipal Parking Deck at 28 Cabarrus Ave W. The Union Avenue entrance to the Municipal Parking Deck shall be closed through the competition, site visitors should enter the parking deck from Cabarrus Avenue. There may be additionally free parking accessible within the County Parking Deck on the nook of Corban Avenue and Spring Avenue, and within the Bicentennial parking zone and County parking zone, each situated off Church Avenue.

Make sure you go to the competition web site at concordinternationalfestival.com and comply with the hashtags #ConcordFest and #ConcordInternationalFestival on social media for extra particulars on the occasion.

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