The Sixth Annual Unity Resource Festival will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11th at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica.
Presented by the city of Santa Monica, Santa Monica College and the Santa Monica Bay Area Human Relations Council, the festival highlights information on city, business, and non-profit agencies that strengthen the community with supportive resources.
This year’s festival theme, “A Cultural Infusion,” celebrates the many cultures represented in the city through music, dance and culinary arts.
Free entertainment will be featured throughout the day including live dance music by The Bonedaddys, playing world-beat, blues and zydeco, and widely acclaimed Very Be Careful (Colombian vallenato and cumbia).
Other activities will include a multi-media theatrical presentation by actor Gerald C. Rivers and MOA Movement of Agape dance, featuring jazz saxophonist Cal Bennett.
In addition, teen poet and hip hop artist Miles McAliley will take the stage and Santa Monica College’s Global Motion dance troupe will perform dances from Asia, West Africa and Ireland.
The annual “Unity Awards” will be given to an individual, community organization and faith based group for making a difference in the quality of life in Santa Monica through activities that promote diversity in cultural education and cultural awareness.
The festival also features free bike valet services and a Kidzone, as well as gourmet food trucks.
Information, (310) 458-8688.