11:00 am to 7:00 pm


DiverseCity celebrates and unifies the cultural cornerstones of various heritages through live music, food, artisans, vendors and more. POPS will be transformed into a marketplace of cultural favorites paired with jamming music for a sizzling family fiesta. This integrated event will feature something for everyone, and attendees can journey through various represented countries and experience their people, music, art, food and culture. DiverseCity was inspired by the festival of the same name in our sister city, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Admission is free to the public, and the event is kid-friendly. Booth vendors will set up throughout the park that offer different experiences like handmade art exhibits, information about cultural programs in Rutherford County, face painting and more. Food vendors will set up outside of the park on Mill Street. We will have concessions from Explore Forest City, food trucks, games and more. We believe that this is a great way for us to come together as a community to showcase all of the amazing cultural opportunities that are available in Rutherford County!

For more information, contact Courtney Ashley at 828.245.0365 or courtneyashley@townofforestcity.com.


If you are interested in being a vendor at DiverseCity, complete the application and return it to Courtney Ashley at courtneyashley@townofforestcity.com or by mail at:

Town of Forest City
ATTN: Courtney Ashley
128 N. Powell Street
Forest City, NC 28043

DiverseCity Booth Vendor Packet

DiverseCity Food Vendor Packet

Pavilion On Park Square (POPS)