Gwinnett's annual multicultural festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Shorty Howell Park in Duluth. SPECIAL PHOTO

Gwinnett’s multicultural festival is this weekend

Gwinnett’s annual “multicultural festival” -- an event aimed at building bridges between the county’s diverse communities and the officials that serve them -- will take place this weekend. 

The festival is hosted by the Gwinnett County Police Department. It will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at Shorty Howell Park, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.

“This free festival is both a celebration of the various cultures that make up Gwinnett and a county government open house,” Gwinnett police Cpl. Eric Rooks said in a news release. “This is an opportunity for people to build bridges across cultures and the strengthen the connection between our residents, the police and the county government that serves them.” 

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Festivities will include “folkloric and traditional dances and musical performances from other countries,” as well as bounce houses, a touch-a-truck area and other activities for kids. 

County agencies like code enforcement, health and human services, planning and development and the solicitor’s office will also be on hand to share information about the services they provide.

More information — including event flyers in multiple languages — can be found here.

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