Each year, the Concord Multicultural features a full lineup of performances, food vendors, craft vendors, artists and activities that represent more than 30 cultures from around the world, presented by folks who live and work locally.
New Hampshire has a rich history of diverse cultures. From the Pennacook Tribe of the Abenaki to the British who were the first to settle here; quarry workers and their families who immigrated from Quebec, French Canadians who were drawn to Concord for the chance to cut rock for our railroad station, and the Swedes and Italian stonecutters who joined them.
When Concord was designated a refugee resettlement city in the 1990’s, the first group of newcomers arrived from the former Yugoslavia, followed by refugees from Nepal, of Bhutanese descent, and African refugees, primarily from Somalia, Liberia, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Today, New Hampshire is home to many other cultures and ethnicities, and becoming more diverse every day. There’s German, Irish, Scottish, Russian, Indian, Greek, Iraqi, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Syrian, Turkish, Latinos from several countries and many, many others.
The contributions of the many ethnicities in New Hampshire are invaluable. Events bring people together and add to the economic vitality of our state: Scottish Highland Games, We Are One Festival celebrating African, Caribbean and Latino cultures, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum’s annual Powwow, Somersworth Indonesian Fair and IndoFest, and of course, the Multicultural Festivals in each of the four welcoming cities of New Hampshire: Laconia, Concord, Manchester and Nashua.
Ethnic groups and organizations bring people together to share and preserve their heritages:
German-American Club of New Hampshire, Latinos Unidos New Hampshire, Franco-American Centre, Turkish Cultural Center, Filipino-American Friendship Society of New Hampshire, and India Association of New Hampshire.
Filipino-American Friendship Society of NH after performing at the Concord Multicultural Festival
Thank you for your interest in participating in the 12th Annual Concord Multicultural Festival! With your participation, we are able to create an engaging event that brings people together to celebrate the diverse heritages that make the Greater Concord community so enriching.
We welcome groups and individuals who want to share their culture through displays, exhibits, activities, demonstrations and more.
If you would like to participate, please complete the registration below, or contact us with any questions.
or click below to download a registration form.