After much discussion and deliberation, the Concord Multicultural Festival committee has reached the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Concord Multicultural Festival. The uncertainty of COVID19 presents many challenges that just cannot be addressed effectively due to the nature of this event.
This was not an easy decision for us. We have seen tremendous success these past few years with increased support, participation, attendance, and mission reach. In a time when the morale of our country is low and citizens are fighting for equality and justice and the right to live, the Concord Multicultural Festival was a welcome celebration. We had plans to build on that momentum this year, but instead, we will shift our energies to fulfill our mission in other ways.
Now, more than ever, our community needs connection - the kind of connection that fosters kindness, understanding, and respect. The Concord Multicultural Festival is a celebration of all people, honoring our similarities and our differences. We provide the opportunity for people from all walks of life to share their cultures and heritage through food, music, art, and activities.
We can still do that!
Although the impacts of being in-person at the Festival are unmatched, we are working toward other ways to share cultures, celebrate diversity, and whenever possible, bring people together.
We are in the process of planning programming for Welcoming Week 2020, which is Saturday, September 12 - Sunday, September 20.
The Concord Multicultural Festival is so successful because of all the people who attend, participate, and support the mission. So, we hope to keep you engaged as we navigate the challenges and limitations of 2020.
With deep gratitude, we would like to thank our sponsors and partners who have always been committed to the success of the Concord Multicultural Festival and our mission.