Kitchener festival to celebrate African and Caribbean communities this weekend
Fun, food and friendship all on the menu at this year’s LINK Picnic Festival
A long-running festival will bring members of Kitchener-Waterloo's many diverse communities together to celebrate African and Caribbean culture this weekend.
Now in its 14th year, the annual LINK Picnic Festival is a two-day showcase of music, art, games and food.
From drum circles to hair braiding to a steel pan workshop — yes, they'll actually be teaching the instrument this year — the festival looks to both connect and showcase local African and Caribbean communities.
"By linking up and connecting with someone, I want [people] to [know] we can all learn from each other, and we all have something to offer," said Lorraine Harris, this year's master of ceremonies.
This year's LINK Picnic Festival runs Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25 in Victoria Park.