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With music, storytelling and food, San Diego's Multicultural Festival celebrates diversity

Through food, music, storytelling San Diego’s Multicultural Festival will celebrate different cultures from around the world Saturday, January 17, 2009.

“For eleven years, this festival has served as an effective tool to bring the community together to engage in learning and enjoying the uniqueness in our differences,” said Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC) Board Vice Chair Robert McNeely.

Two stages will present music and entertainment from a variety of cultures both near and far, including zydeco, storytelling, step dancing, flamenco, Panamanian dancing and mariachi.

A children’s area will have face painting and the Rad Hatter. The New Children’s Museum, which is adjacent to the festival, will offer free children’s activities in front of their location.

Students from downtown-area schools have built Global Villages and will showcase customs and ways of life from around the world.

This family-friendly free festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 along the Martin Luther King Jr, Promenade (between Fourth Ave. to Market St. on Harbor Dr.). Click here for map

Festival attendees may also participate in a free drawing for prizes including Amtrak Surfliner passes, The New Children’s Museum Family Membership and a variety of restaurant and local business gift cards. Entry forms will be available at each of three downtown and festival information booths at the festival.

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