On Saturday July 16th, Grammy nominated headliners, cultural entertainers and family-friendly activities at the Children’s Carnival City return to Penn’s Landing for Philadelphia’s largest one-day festival, Global Fusion Festival & Week (GFF). This must-attend festival and week themed “Carnival”, is produced by the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC), a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB), and celebrates Philadelphia’s diverse African Diaspora, Hispanic, Caribbean and Asian cultures joining to showcase their unity.
GFF runs from Monday, July 11th – Sunday, July 17th in various locations throughout the city, culminating on Saturday with a FREE concert.
In its 5th year, this FREE festival hosts the Children’s Carnival City packed with entertainment and family-friendly activities for kids of all ages. By offering activities to engage every age, the festival challenges attendees to embrace the immense variety of musical talent, art, and cuisine that exists in Philadelphia.
From folklorist sharing thought-provoking cultural heritage fables seizing the imaginations of listeners — to instructional hip-hop and salsa dancing lessons, face painting resembling historic cultural figures, interaction with animals and a special appearance by the beloved Sprout Berenstain Bears, GFF is an event that offers unique activities for the young and the young at heart.
“Children’s Carnival City has been a part of the Global Fusion Festival since its inception in 2007 and is a great way for parents to introduce their kids to diverse multicultural experiences,” states Tanya Hall, MAC executive director. “We encourage parents to bring their children down to Penn’s Landing so both parents and kids can enjoy the great performances, food and multicultural vendors the festival offers.”
Global Fusion Festival & Week sponsors include: Aqua America, Bank of America, Black Professional News, Chevy, Center City District, Comcast, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, El Sol newspaper, General Motors, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Health Partners, Impacto Latin Newspaper, MetroKids, The Micah Sims Show, PECO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Philadelphia Tribune, Philadelphia Zoo, Power 99FM, Reading Terminal Market, SugarHouse Casino, State Farm, 105.3 WDAS, 1480 AM Rumba, 106.1 MIX, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Tempo TV, UCI Architects, Uptown Magazine, UrbanPhilly.com and Univision 65.
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