Celebrate diversity and experience cultures from around the world at the Diversity Festival

Graphic featuring an image of international performers. Text reads: Northumberland Diversity Festival. Both the Northumberland County and Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club logos are located in the lower left corner.

Cobourg, ON – June 26, 2024 – The Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club, in partnership with Northumberland County, is excited to announce the return of the annual Northumberland Diversity Festival on Saturday, July 20th at Memorial Park in Port Hope.

This free, family-friendly event is a celebration of diversity, equality, inclusivity and the many vibrant cultures from around the world that make up the rich tapestry of Northumberland.

Festivities will kick off with a Citizenship Ceremony welcoming over 100 New Canadians to Northumberland and surrounding communities. During this ceremony, participants will take their Oath of Citizenship, marking their final step in becoming Canadian citizens.

Northumberland community members and families are invited to join the celebration after the ceremony, by attending the Diversity Festival in Memorial Park, starting at 12 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a lively day full of international music and performances, interactive activities for kids, and the opportunity to browse and shop local vendors.

Event highlights

  • Performances at the bandshell (12 p.m. until 9 p.m.): Enjoy a spectacular line up of cultural music and dance performances, including music by Jonah McLean and The Gimmicks, and Sultans of String. Please bring a blanket or folding chair to sit and enjoy the performances.
  • Kids activities: Enjoy kids entertainment including a stilt performer, storytelling, and activities with EarlyON Northumberland.    
  • Local vendors (available 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.): Browse local vendors with products available for purchase.
  • Radiothon: Stop by our all-day radiothon with Northumberland 89.7 to help us raise money for YMCA Northumberland and the Northumberland Food 4 All warehouse. All proceeds will support these vital community organizations. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted during the radiothon to support local food banks in the community.

This event, sponsored by Cameco, is an immersive Canadian multicultural experience. All are welcome to enjoy this wonderful opportunity to celebrate the cultures and heritage that enrich our community and country.

For event details and the full schedule of performances, please visit Northumberland.ca/DiversityFestival

Event details

Saturday, July 20th, 2024
12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Memorial Park
44 Queen Street, Port Hope