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Clarkston Culture Fest 4-22-17

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017
(10AM-4PM) @3666 MARKET ST,
CLARKSTON, GA 30021

culture fest 2017

Clarkston Culture Fest is happening again on April 22, 2017. This year, we are partnering with the Refuge Coffee in their annual 5K Walk/Run which benefits the employment of refugees, job training and social networking in Clarkston, GA. We have a great team putting things together, and I am excited about what this will mean for our community. In addition, a FREE FUN RUN for children will be sponsored.
 
The festival will be a day of education, celebration, cultural entertainment, children and youth activities and interactive booths celebrating the diversity in our community.
 
SCHEDULE:
Saturday, April 22
Refuge Coffee Run 9AM
(registration @8AM)
Refuge Coffee “Fun Run” 10AM
Culture Fest!!! 10AM-4PM
 
STAGE:
All throughout the day, we will have performances from Clarkston area musicians and artists both professional and amateur, including some of our local schools’ performing groups. These performances will portray the cultural diversity of Clarkston, delight the audience with beautiful artistry, and encourage audience participation and engagement.
 
CULTURAL VILLAGE:
A new focus of our festival this year, we will have numerous booths, each highlighting a different culture that is represented in Clarkston. Each booth will be staffed by a Clarkston resident who will educate the festivalgoers about the language, culture traditions, artifacts, and dress of his/her culture, and will provide opportunity for interaction and question asking.
 
EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT:
New this year a museum-quality inspiring and educational exhibit called “Children Are the Future” will be held throughout the Clarkston Culture Fest at Christ Community AME Church’s Adams Center, Pastor Rev C. O. Adams, 415 E. Ponce de Leon Ave, Clarkston, GA 30021, adjacent to Refuge Coffee, will be opening from 11 am - 4 pm on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017.
 
**There will be a ribbon cutting festival and exhibit launch at 10:45 am Sat, Apr 22, 2017.**
The following day, Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 there will be a special panel on “Children Are the Future: How to Protect and Advocate for the Rights of Refugee Children and Families in These Turbulent Times, moderated by Representative Karla Drenner also at the Christ Community AME Church . Everyone is invited.
 
Both the exhibit and panel is sponsored by SGI-International in collaboration with the Clarkston Culture Fest. Free cold waters will be available at the exhibit on Saturday as long as supplies last and a reception will follow Sunday’s panel discussion. For more information call (404) 543-1080.
 
KID’S ZONE:
Geared for the younger population, but open to kids of all ages, this area will provide activities such as: Face/nail painting, Henna, Hair braiding, Inflatable bouncy games, Photo ops, limited sports options, and Children carnival games. Children will use an “activity card” to experience activities then trade the completed card in for a prize bag.
 
VENDORS:
Local vendors will sell their wares encouraging people to support local entrepreneurs. City organizations will also display important information for citizen awareness.
Local vendors will sell food and drink for the people to delight in an array of delicious flavors.
 
SHUTTLES:
People who park in designated parking areas further away from the festival activities will be shuttled to/from the festival in regular shuttles.
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