The North Shore’s signature cultural celebration is quickly approaching. Eat your way around the world by making your way down to Peabody Square on September 11th between 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. The City of Peabody’s 33rd Annual International Festival will feature cuisine that derives from regions across the globe and make up the Peabody community’s rich ethnic heritage.
With many event favorites returning for another year, the International Festival is also excited to be welcoming many new booths into the fold. A few of the new vendors this year include Delicias Catering, South Congregational Church, and Buocao-Big Mouth. While food is a major staple of the event, there will also be non-stop entertainment and a Kid’s Day program.
Kid’s Day will take place at East End Veterans Memorial Park on Walnut Street from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. and includes ten different interactive shows and activities for children. The young ones can sharpen their karate skills with Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts or catch the magic and puppets show by Steve Devitt. Other Kid’s Day programs for this year include MaryBeth Maes and the Kenny Academy of Irish Dance.
Festival season begins days before the actual event as community members and others from around the nation gather to raise money for research and treatment options for children with progeria. The Progeria Research Foundation’s 15th Annual International Race for Research takes place on Saturday September 10th at Leather City Commons.
The event is co-sponsored by North Shore Bank and includes a 5K road race and 2-mile fun walk. Check-in starts at 7:45 a.m. and the race kicks off at 9:00 a.m. Early registration (before 9/1) is $20 for the run, $15 for the walk and $10 for children ages 3-10. To register online visit www.prfroadrace.org or by calling (978)-535-2594.
For more information regarding the International Festival, please direct your calls to the Mayor’s Office at (978)-538-5700.