Every summer, the PECO Multicultural Series brings the sounds, flavors and colorful varieties of culture right here to our doorstep. This month, you’ll have the experience to check out THREE different PECO Multicultural Series Events. We even promise that we won’t expose you if you start to brag about how you “travelled the world this summer” at your Labor Day BBQ.
- ACANA African Festival - August 2, 2pm-8pm
Hosted by the African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc. (ACANA,) this free outdoor concert hits the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing this Sunday with a wide range of African entertainment, from traditional dance performances to modern Afropop and Reggae musical performances. Visitors will also get to taste and see authentic African food vendors, as well as traditional and modern clothing, arts, and crafts vendors. ACANA African Festival will feature live musical performances from Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble, Rafiya, Rotimi, Togar Howard, the Chilton Reggae Band and more.
- Festival of India - August 15, 1pm-7pm
Each year, the Council of Indian Organizations (CIO) of Greater Philadelphia presents a massive Festival of India at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing to celebrate Indian Independence Day. This festival is also a chance for Philadelphia to appreciate the vibrant Indian population in the city that continues to grow. This free event celebrates all things India - from mouth-watering Indian delicacies, Indian music and dance, art and culture. Every year thousands of people come to enjoy this day of free, fun-filled entertainment for the whole family.
- Caribbean Festival - August 16, 12pm-8pm
Take a day-long trip to the islands, mon! The lively Caribbean culture is coming to Philadelphia for the 28th Annual Caribbean Festival. This is a free event at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing that will feature authentic island sounds of reggae, roots international beat, soca, hip-hop, cool jazz, gospel and creative dances. There will also be displays of Caribbean fashion and plenty of delicious exotic cuisine.