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Owensboro Multicultural Fest goes digital for 2020 event

May 28, 2020 | 12:07 am

Updated May 28, 2020 | 12:58 am

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The 22nd annual Owensboro Multicultural Festival will be held online this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The online festival is Aug. 15 and will feature a virtual people’s parade, video highlights of Owensboro’s multicultural food scene, musical performances, a scavenger hunt to help people understand global cultures and art projects that can be done at home.

Festival organizers are planning to use technology, including streaming video and social media, to highlight the numerous cultural groups that call Owensboro home.

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This year’s theme is “We Are In This Together.”

Debbie McCoy, Multicultural Festival Committee Chair, said her hope each year is that the Owensboro Multicultural Festival will serve as a conversation starter.

“In this time when so much has changed, we need to be reminded that we aren’t alone,” she said. “It takes all of us, representing a diversity of races and cultures, to make a strong community that can bounce back from the challenges we face.”

More information will be released on the event’s Facebook page.

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May 28, 2020 | 12:07 am

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