The nonprofit organization Greensboro Beautiful and the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department are putting on a multi-cultural event on Sunday, June 2 that should have a little something for everyone.

The “World Promenade” celebration will take place at the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. that Sunday.

There will be a lot of entertainment and other action going on that afternoon in the garden, and the price is perfect for the times we’re now in – admission is free.

 A shuttle, also free, will whisk visitors from a parking area at the Shoppes at Friendly Center – the space between Regal Greensboro Grande cinemas and Jason’s Deli.

In the past, the event has gone by a different name – the Parisian Promenade. However, the Paris theme has been expanded: According to the city’s announcement, “Greensboro Beautiful has reimagined this garden event to represent Greensboro’s diverse community.”

 There will be all sorts of arts and entertainment from various nationalities exhibiting at the new World Promenade, including artists and vendors, international singers and other performers.

 The scheduled acts include the following…

  • Duo Manding – African string music with Atiba Rorie and Diali Keba Cissokho
  • Grupo Folklórico Luz de mi Tierra with director Jessica Montiel – Mexican dance
  • Martha Bassett’s Quinteto Brasil – bossa nova
  • Over the Way – Celtic, Scandinavian, and Appalachian music
  • Sabrina Woods – aerial artist
  • The Travis Williams Group – world music
  • West End Mambo – Latin-jazz quintet

It is all, of course, family friendly and the kids will certainly enjoy the “Pooch Parade.” So be sure to bring the family dog (if it is a nice dog).

Street food vendors will be on hand to keep you well fed that afternoon.

If you would like more information about the event, you can contact Greensboro Beautiful at 336-574-3574 and