As part of Independence House’s commitment to social justice and ensuring inclusivity and culturally informed programs and services for all Cape residents, the agency is presenting its fourth annual International Festival as an extension of outreach to the general public and the cultural and underserved communities on Cape Cod.
The International Festival will take place at the Village Green Bandstand in Hyannis (367 Main St.) 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. Admission is free. (The festival was rescheduled from its original July date due to weather).
Attendees will be able to learn and take away information about immigrant‐friendly organizations and resources that are available on Cape Cod and also extend over the bridge. This family‐friendly event will also embrace the music, food and art of many cultures. The International Festival’s goal is to ensure that all communities on Cape Cod are recognized and offered opportunities to enhance their livelihoods.
More than 30 non‐profit organizations have signed up to represent their respective agencies as well as vendors from eight companies offering cultural food and goods for purchase at the festival. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day from bands and groups representing Jamaican music, Judaic music, Jazz, Soul, Afrobeats, Groove and Hip‐Hop, Dance and Spoken Words. Games and activities will also be offered throughout the day.
The event is supported by sponsorships from Cape Cod Five, Bridges Associates, Inc., Mayra’s Services, American Tile & Stone Design, Solstice Day Spa, TBS Tax Services, Mayflour Bakery and through a mini‐tourist grant from the Town of Barnstable.
For a complete list of vendors, entertainers and sponsors, please visit the festival’s website page at: independencehouse.org/international‐festival.
Independence House, Inc. is Cape Cod’s leading resource, counseling and advocacy center to address and prevent domestic and sexual violence. Offering critical response programs and services, Independence House assists children, teens and adults of all gender identities, races, sexual orientations, abilities and cultures who have been impacted by domestic or sexual violence. Independence House has four Cape offices: Hyannis, Falmouth, Orleans and Provincetown; a full court advocate staff in Falmouth, Barnstable and Orleans District and Barnstable Probate Courthouses; meets and assists sexual assault survivors at Cape Cod and Falmouth Hospitals 24‐hours a day; and maintains both a 24‐hour hotline and confidential emergency domestic and sexual violence shelter on Cape Cod.