Virtual Guelph and District Multicultural Festival begins Friday

Dancers perform at the 2018 Guelph and District Multicultural Festival. Facebook / Guelph and District Multicultural Festival

The 35th annual Guelph and District Multicultural Festival begins on Friday evening with a whole weekend of virtual events planned.

Pre-recorded and live events include performances and cooking shows along with activities for children and arts and crafts.

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The festival was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers were able to put together an online festival in March.

Originally, plans for the upcoming festival involved in-person events at Riverside Park, but with COVID-19 still present and current government restrictions, the festival will once again be online.

Friday’s opening ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and the evening will include a harp performance, a cocktail demo and live reggae music.

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More information on the weekend can be found on the festival’s website.

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