Welcome the return of the DeKalb International Food and Music Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, from noon - 6 p.m. at .
The second annual food and music festival will feature multi-cultural cuisine and entertainment and represent cultural groups from more than 32 countries.
"We are excited to bring back the DeKalb International Food and Music Festival, and I am confident this year's festival will unite the dynamic blend of cultures and traditions that continue to exist in our county," DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson said in a statement.
The festival is also presented by CEO Burrell Ellis and former DeKalb CEO and State Sen. Liane Levetan in partnership with the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, the DeKalb Convention & Visitors Burea and representatives from the Asian, West Indian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic and African communities.
The festival will include cultural, educational and entertainment activities for residents of all ages, including a host of interactive vendor displays; samples of delicious cuisine from across the world; and retail vendors highlighting their respective country’s markets. In addition, agencies with an objective to serve the interests of the international community are also encouraged to attend.
Last year, with the help of sponsors and event proceeds, the DeKalb County Police Alliance received a sizeable donation of $10,000, and the Police Athletic League received $2,500 donation. Confirmed sponsors for this year's festival include Integral Group LLC and Synch-Solutions.
Festival admission and parking are free. Food vendors will price their products and taste samples.