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Back for the fourth year, the Concord International Festival returns to Downtown Concord on Saturday, October 5, 2024, from 12-6 p.m. Join us for a day of shopping, entertainment, food, and family fun featuring global flavors, music, dance, and a kids’ zone. Applications to join the celebration as a sponsor or vendor are available online and close on September 1, 2024.

“We are excited to once again partner with El Puente Hispano to transform the streets of Concord with the colors, sights, sounds, and flavors of our city’s diverse cultures,” said Mayor Bill Dusch. “The festival has quickly become one of our most beloved annual events, and we’re proud to honor and celebrate the traditions of the diverse people and places that make our city so special.”

Last year, the festival drew 8,000 residents and visitors to Downtown Concord. More than 62 countries were represented at the 2023 festival, which featured over 61 artists on stage, 55 arts and craft vendors, and 21 food vendors.

“The Concord International Festival is a vibrant and colorful celebration that brings together a kaleidoscope of music, dance, food, and art from around the world. It's a fantastic opportunity to indulge your senses in a unique cultural experience, allowing you to witness the rich diversity and traditions of different countries without ever having to leave Concord. From the lively beats of African drums to the graceful movements of Indian classical dance, the festival is a true feast for your eyes, ears, and taste buds,” said Sandra Torres, President of El Puente Hispano.

New for 2024, participating cultural booths will receive a $200 grant from El Puente Hispano to help with purchasing supplies for their booths. Cultural booth vendors do not sell products, but rather create displays that showcase their culture and traditions to help educate the community.

To join the celebration of culture and community as a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer, apply online or contact El Puente Hispano at 980-255-1434 or by email at Applications are due September 1, 2024. 

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