The daylong Oct. 10 celebration will take place at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave., and include a variety of workshops, shows and storytelling.
Main-stage entertainment will include several local and professional acts representing different ethnicities and heritages, like Ballet Folklorico and Polynesian dancers.
A section of the event called the “Global Village” will showcase martial arts, dance and drumming demonstrations from local studios and musicians.
Children will get to participate in decorating T-shirts in many languages, face painting and other hands-on craft activities.
From 5 to 6 p.m. that day, an Argentine dance troupe called Rhythm and Passion will entertain festivalgoers with a performance on the main stage of the world’s most popular Latin dances — the tango, the salsa and the wild gaucho. The Latin dances will be the only part of the festival that costs money: $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.
The Tracy Arts Commission has worked hard to make this year’s event bigger and busier than last year’s, said Tracy Arts Program Manager Theresa Yvonne.
“It will be a day for the whole family to enjoy themselves, be entertained and learn about the heritages of their neighbors and friends in Tracy,” she said.
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WHAT: Tracy’s 5th annual Multicultural Festival
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 10
WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.
INFO: 831-6858 or www.ci.tracy.ca.us