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The City of Concord and El Puente Hispano will present the first Concord International Festival on Saturday, October 2 in downtown Concord. The event will begin at 12:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm.

The free and family friendly event will celebrate the many cultures and diversity that is represented across Concord and Cabarrus County through live musical performances, cultural displays, food and drinks from around the world, merchandise vendors, and a kids’ zone.

“As we work towards a more inclusive city, where residents from all backgrounds have the opportunity to reach their full potential, it is important to create additional environments for learning and celebration of the diversity that exists within our city,” said Mayor Bill Dusch. “Looking ahead, we hope that this will be the catalyst for conversations among neighbors and friends from various cultures and further strengthen our communities.”

Organizers with El Puente Hispano are encouraging the community to participate in this event.

“Residents can be a part of the celebration by having a cultural booth to showcase their heritage, being a food or craft vendor, or by being a volunteer,” said Sandra Torres, President of El Puente Hispano. “Businesses are asked to consider being a sponsor.”

To be a part of the celebration of diversity and culture, for vendor opportunities, or for more information on how to become a sponsor or volunteer, the public should contact Sandra Torres or Natalie Marles at 980-389-0615 or at