Different countries and cultures

El Puente Hispano and the City of Concord are thrilled to present their second annual Concord International Festival. On October 1, 2022 Downtown Concord will once again be transformed into a world mosaic of different countries and cultures.  

Last year, our inaugural event was an unprecedented success. It highlighted Concord’s cultural diversity through colorful ethnic performances, arts and crafts from around the world, exquisite international food, cultural booths and education, and a kids’ corner with internationally-inspired attractions. The community responded amazingly, with overwhelming attendance.

This year, we are back with double the passion and the energy to make the Concord International Festival 2022 a memorable and vibrant event, that you and your company do not want to miss. 

As a sponsor of the Concord International Festival, you will have a unique opportunity to increase your business exposure, engage mainstream area residents and expand your reach to markets from many racial and cultural backgrounds.





"The inaugural International Festival was a great event for the citizens of Concord and was able to embrace the diversity of our community. I spent hours walking around talking with the participants, vendors, and performers. The positive energy the Festival created was amazing and felt by all."

Bill Dusch

Mayor, City of Concord

"It was truly thrilling to spend the afternoon at El Puente's International Festival. So many people came out for it. It was the most diverse crowd I have ever seen come together in Cabarrus County. The food choices were fabulous, the entertainment was excellent, and the atmosphere was such fun"

Noelle Rhodes Scott

(Former) Cabarrus Arts Council Executive Director

"The first Concord International Festival had a great turnout, beautiful people, riveting music, and delicious food. A highlight for me was hearing the different languages being spoken."

Marcus Singleton

Community Leader

Congratulations! It's good to see such a wonderful embrace of diversity in Concord."

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Community Member

"It was amazing to see everyone from all parts of the world come together to enjoy and share each other's cultures. Hopefully, it will be a yearly tradition going forward… it was wonderful; I enjoyed walking down the streets and tasting the food… thanks again for organizing this event!"

Arnaldo Rodriguez

Food Vendor

"Congratulations on a successful event. The positive feedback poured in via social media during and after the Festival."

Johnson Bray

Executive Director, Concord Downtown Development Corporation

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