Gwinnett Multicultural Festival offers fun, food, entertainment from around the globeApril 18, 2017
The Gwinnett County Multicultural Festival on April 29 at Gwinnett Place Mall promises a variety of fun activities ranging from a mechanical bull to pet adoptions and a naturalization ceremony for some of America’s newest citizens.
The festival offers opportunities for residents to meet officers from the Gwinnett County Police Department and to check out some of their equipment, including a police helicopter, police vehicles, and a SWAT vehicle. Fire and Emergency Services will have a fire safety house set up to teach youngsters what to do in a house fire, and firefighters will conduct free car-seat checks to ensure proper installation and provide help if needed. County departments will also be on-hand to share information about their programs and services.
For kids, there will be bounce houses, a dunk tank with a brave police officer to take the plunge, face painting, and more.
Anthony Rodriguez, co-founder and producing artistic director of the Aurora Theatre, will emcee this year’s festival and local groups will entertain the crowd with folkloric and traditional dances and musical performances from around the world. Also, food truck vendors will sell international culinary treats. In addition, close to 35 foreign-born residents will be sworn in as American citizens in a naturalization ceremony led by U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
The festival runs from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, and is hosted by the Gwinnett County Police Department, in partnership with the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services, Gwinnett Multicultural Advisory Committee, Center for Pan-Asian Community Services, Safe Kids Gwinnett, Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District, and Gwinnett Place Mall.