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Harrisonburg Announces 10-Day International CommUNITY Celebration

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Harrisonburg Tourism and Visitor Services Press Release

For the second consecutive year, Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services has partnered with the  community to organize the Harrisonburg International CommUNITY Celebration as an extension of the annual Harrisonburg International Festival.

This 10-day celebration highlights special events, activities, performances and promotions that honor the diverse cultures and backgrounds that make up the local community. The celebration aims to bring local, regional and national recognition and awareness to the rich cultural diversity of people and businesses in the area.

This year, the celebration will kick off on Sept. 27 with a Drumming Downtown public drum circle in Court Square led by Mike Deaton. The public is invited to celebrate the world through community music-making at this event, and drums will be available for use. Following the drum circle will be an international-themed film screening at Court Square Theater at 7:15pm.

Saturday, Sept. 28, will mark the 16th annual Harrisonburg International Festival, which will bring a colorful array of performing, visual and culinary arts from around the world to Hillandale Park. This year a new festival project – a community cookbook with recipes submitted by locals of various cultures – will be available. As in previous years, this festival is free and family-friendly.

Throughout the 10-day Harrisonburg International CommUNITY Celebration, visitors and locals are invited to "Shop and Dine the World … Locally!" Those who make a minimum purchase at participating international retail shops and restaurants listed on VisitHarrisonburgVA.com will be entered to win a gift basket full of goods and gift cards donated by those participating businesses.

Other activities taking place as part of the Harrisonburg International CommUNITY Celebration include international beer and wine tastings at Downtown Wine & Gourmet, World Cup Soccer Games, Around the World in Rocktown food tours, the Latino Film Festival at Court Square Theater, Explore More Discovery Museum's Go Global! Night, featured international chef specials at A Bowl of Good Café, and more.

For complete details about the Harrisonburg International CommUNITY Celebration and its comprisingevents and activities, visit VisitHarrisonburgVA.com/press-room/annual-events/harrisonburginternational-community-celebration.

For more information on the Harrisonburg International Festival, visit Harrisonburg InternationalFestival.org.

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