The city of Peabody is holding its 30th annual International Festival offering the largest cultural exhibition on the North Shore.
Free and open to the public, the festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday September 8. The event aims to showcase Peabody’s diversity through art, entertainment and food.
The festival weekend kicks off with a performance of “United We Stand” by the "We Are America Performers" at City Hall’s Wiggin Auditorium on Friday September 6 at 7 p.m. The show features patriotic songs and stories which celebrate America’s cultural and ethnic diversity.
Various ethnic foods will be featured among the different booths located throughout Peabody Square. In addition, attendees can view artwork by different North Shore artists at the International Festival Galleria.
There will also be continuous entertainment over the course of the day, on two main stages.
In addition, the annual Kid’s Day Celebration on the Leather City Common, which runs for the duration of the International Festival, is an event where families can enjoy music, magic, a moon bounce, arts and crafts, and more.
For the fourth year in a row, the International Festival Committee will sponsor Restaurant Week. From September 8 through September 12, and September 19 through September 22, restaurants will offer specialized menus and discounts.
Another part of the weekend, the International Road Race for Progeria Research will take place on September 7 at 8 a.m., starting at City Hall. Registration is open to anyone.
The Festival rain date is Sunday, September 22. For further questions, please visit the event's website.