Penn's Landing Corporation will produce another season of free programming on the Great Plaza, the heart of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia's premier riverfront entertainment destination.The 2007 program seasonwill feature a diverse schedule of events, including 11 different multicultural festivals that make up the PECO Multicultural Series.

The annual series will begin Sunday, June 3 with the Portuguese Heritage Festival and conclude with the Sept. 16 Mexican Independence Day Festival.

The series is meant to celebrate the different cultures which make Philadelphia unique. This year the Multicultural Series will be expanded and diversified.

Penn's Landing Corporation will be welcoming the Multicultural Affairs Congress of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor's Bureau as the new producer of the Philadelphia Multicultural Arts and Music Extravaganza.

This program was formerly the African American Cultural Extravaganza. This organization will lend authenticity and diversity to this series.

The 2007 Multicultural Series will include the following performances:

ˆ· June 3: Portuguese Heritage Festival from noon to 7 p.m at the Great Plaza.

ˆ· June 9: Islamic Heritage Festival from noon to 8 p.m. at the Great Plaza.

ˆ· June 16: Asian Festival from noon to 6 p.m. at the Great Plaza.

ˆ· June 23, 24: Irish American Festival from noon to 8 p.m. at the Great Plaza.

ˆ· July 7, 8: Hispanic Fiesta from noon to 8 p.m at the Great Plaza.

ˆ· July 14: Southeastern Cherokee Celebration from noon to 6 p.m. at the Great Plaza.

ˆ· Aug. 18: Festival of India from noon to 8 p.m. at the Great Plaza.

ˆ·Aug. 19:Caribbean Festival from noon to 8 p.m at the Great Plaza.

ˆ· Aug. 25, 26: Philadelphia Multicultural Arts and Music Extravaganza from noon to 8 p.m. at the Great Plaza.

ˆ· Sept. 9: Russian Mosaic Festival from noon to 8 p.m. at the Great Plaza.

ˆ· Sept. 16: Mexican Independence Day Festival from noon to 8 p.m. at the Great Plaza.

Admission will be free for all Multicultural Series events, which will be presented by Independence Blue Cross.

PECO has sponsored the Multicultural Series at Penn's Landing for 12 years.

For more information on event locations and event details, call 215-922-2FUN or visit www.pennslandingcorp.com.

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