CENTRAL FALLS – The third annual Bright Future Festival will kick off Saturday afternoon, with a diverse celebration of the city's culture, including dance and musical performances, and concluding with a firework display.
The festival begins Saturday at noon at Jenks Park and is free and open to the public and celebrates Central Falls' diversity with cultural foods, dance performances, informational and educational booths, and interactive community art activities.
Local food and drink options from the city's eateries will incorporate food from across the globe, including Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Italy, Guatemala, Mexico, Portugal, the United States, and Venezuela. Cultural dance performances will include Cape Verdean, Colombian, Dominican, and Venezuelan groups, with musical performances ranging in style from oldies, jazz, Celtic punk, world music, and salsa.
Saturday's festival concludes with a Latin American flag procession and city proclamation ceremony to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Following the procession and ceremony will be the annual fireworks display under Cogswell Tower in the center of the park.