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The PECO Multicultural Series Returns


After more than 20 years, the PECO Multicultural Series once again enlivens

the Waterfront starting this Sunday


PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 1, 2015) – The PECO Multicultural Series helps to kick off a packed summer of events at the waterfront. With nine different events, which represent Philadelphia’s global cultures, the PECO Multicultural Series is unique in its breadth, attendance, diversity, and educational outreach. Starting with the Irish American Festival this Sunday, and ending with Brazilian Day Philadelphia in September, this series fills the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing with cultural food, dance, arts, music and more. This entire series is made possible by the generous support of PECO. 


WHAT: PECO Multicultural Series


WHEN: Dates vary, see schedule below


WHERE: Every multicultural event occurs at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, located at 101 S. Columbus Blvd. at Chestnut Street. Penn’s Landing has convenient adjacent parking lots, and can be easily accessed by public transit and by the RiverLink Ferry.


DETAILS: The annual PECO Multicultural Series has celebrated Philadelphia’s diverse cultures for over 20 years. All events are FREE, family friendly, and open to the public. 

Irish American Festival

Sunday, June 7, 1 – 8PM

Islamic Heritage Festival             

Saturday, June 13, 2 – 8PM                                                                                                                                                                           

Portuguese Festival

Sunday, June 21, 1 – 7PM

Hispanic Fiesta

Saturday and Sunday, July 11 – 12, 2 – 8PM

ACANA Festival

Sunday, August 2, 2 – 8PM

Festival of India

Saturday, August 15, 1 – 7PM

Caribbean Festival

Sunday, August 16, 12 – 8PM

Mexican Independence Day Festival

Sunday, September 13, 2 – 8PM

Brazilian Day Philadelphia

Sunday, September 20, 1 – 7PM


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The PECO Multicultural Series is sponsored by PECO. Summer Programming sponsored by Independence Blue CrossUnivest/Valley Green Bank,PECOVerizon FiOSPennsylvania LotteryCoca Cola Refreshments-PhiladelphiaLive NationVisit Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia.


Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC).  PECO serves 1.6 million electric and 497,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region.  PECO delivered 76.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2012.  Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations.


DRWC is a 501(c)(3) created in January 2009, exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop, program and maintain public amenities such as permanent and seasonal parks, trails, and streetscape improvements to transform the waterfront into a vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia as is consistent with the goals of the Master Plan for Central Delaware. Daily programming throughout the entire year is changing the way Philadelphians see and converse about the waterfront, and is helping to create spaces and communities that connect residents and visitors to the waterfront.