TRURO - A celebration of Truro’s arts, culture and diversity will be staged Saturday, Sept. 14 when the Town of Truro Equity and Diversity Committee hosts the third annual EMBRACE Festival.
A smudging ceremony was part of the 2012 Embrace festival in downtown Truro. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 and will feature several multicultural activities. Submitted photo
The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is being held in conjunction with the Truro Farmers’ Market on the corner of Young and Prince streets.
A stage and tents will be set up on the lawn beside the market, right on the corner.
Entertainment begins at 10 a.m. with ACA-Jam, a Francophone youth band.
The official opening ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m., featuring the Truro Concert Band, a Mi’kmaq smudging, Mi’kmaq dancing and drumming and special guests and visitors to the Town of Truro from Bolivia.
The Truro Concert Band will continue to entertain for a while and then make room for other entertainers who will include the Drum Runners, fiddler Julie Johnstone and young friends, belly dancing and more.
Also on Saturday, the museum is offering free admission from 1 to 4 p.m. for its exhibit: Stitches Over Time by the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts.
The Truro Library will host an international story time.
Exhibits and fun demonstrations for all ages will also be featured on the lawn. If it rains, EMBRACE festivities will be moved indoors to the Truro Curling Club.
Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this free event.