DEARBORN HEIGHTS — iHeart Media will present the second annual Michigan Culture and Diversity Festival next month. The festival aims to promote and celebrate the state’s culture and diversity.
The festivities will take place from August 22-25 at the HYPE Athletics Center in Dearborn Heights.
According to HYPE founder and CEO Ali Sayed, the festivals’s culture and diversity programming will include:
- Celebrating rich intercultural diversity. The Michigan Cultural and Diversity Festival opens its doors for the annual event on Thursday, August 22 at 2 p.m. at the HYPE Athletics Center in Dearborn Heights.
- The Michigan Cultural and Diversity Festival creates a cultural and educational experience like no other in the state. The festival delivers a once in a year experience in which vendors are encouraged to present the best of the best from their countries.
- Food vendors will not only showcase the best food from around the world, they will educate and cultivate the experience with every bite.
- Live performances will be held each day with representatives from the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
- The event is free of charge and the public will have the opportunity to learn, to eat, to dance, to shop, to witness these vibrantly connected cultures and create their own connections with each and every single country presented in the event.
More information can be found at midiversifest.org
Live performances will include Immigrant Sons, The Italian Trio and Arabic, Mexican, Asian, African and Bollywood performers.
The Wayne County Health Department will offer free vaccines and a health clinic for youths and adults on August 23 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will also be a first-come-first-serve Back to School backpack giveaway for 500 youths. Backpacks and supplies are sponsored by the Ford Fund.