The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the Richmond World Festival

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      On September 3, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Richmond World Festival takes over Minoru Park (7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond).

      Of the festival, Richmond mayor Malcolm Brodie says that "it's a great opportunity to sample the sounds, tastes, colours, and other unique cultural characteristics that are all part of our community with entertainment and activities for all age groups and interests."

      Headlining the second annual festival will be Canadian alt-rock band Walk Off the Earth, accompanied by local world-fusion band Delhi 2 Dublin.

      Other highlights include over 60 music and dance performances on nine stages, an international food-truck festival, a global village, the Your Kontinent digital carnival, an artisan marketplace, and a sports exhibit.

      Admission to the Richmond World Festival is free of charge. For more information, check out the Richmond World Festival's website.