The Dauphin County Cultural Festival to highlight the diversity of the region with music, shows
This weekend Harrisburg will experience music, dancing, food and entertainment from around the world, all in one place.
Dauphin County holds its annual cultural festival on August 21 on City Island to celebrate the diverse cultures of the region.
“It’s about bringing people from diverse backgrounds together and making the experience educational and fun,” said Dauphin County Commissioner George Hartwick, who created the event.
The free event will feature performances by R&B group Tony! Toni! Tone !, comedian Jammin Jay Lamont, Latin jazz musician Tito Puente Jr. & Los Monstros and local band The Singer’s Lounge, among others.
The festival will take place in the north parking lot of City Island.
Now on his 13e Year, the festival was originally launched as a way to promote inclusion and open dialogue between various residents of Dauphin County, Hartwick explained.
In addition to the main stage, a dance stage will feature traditional Chinese, African, Irish, Bulgarian and other cultural dances.
Ethnic food trucks and craft vendors will be on site, as will Dauphin County Social Services. In addition, a COVID-19 vaccination booth will provide Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Young participants ages 3-12 can spend time in a designated children’s corner with special crafts, activities and games inspired by Kenya, Colombia, France, Japan, Romania and more Again.
There will also be a youth entertainment stage, sports games and a personal care area with hairdressers, barbers and manicurists.
Highmark, Hershey and D&S Tree Service are the event sponsors.
“We expect a great turnout,” said Hartwick. “It’s an environment where everyone is welcome.
To learn more about the Dauphin County Cultural Fest, visit their website.
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