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This month, Philadel­phi­ans im­merse them­selves in the city’s vi­brant mul­ti­eth­nic tapestry with cul­tural cel­e­bra­tions of art, mu­sic, food and more. No pass­port re­quired.

AUG. 2-5 BLACK­STAR

This unique film fes­ti­val high­lights vis­ual sto­ry­telling by indigenous com­mu­ni­ties around the world. $12/$150 all ac­cess. Times vary. Venues vary, www.black­star­fest.org

AUG. 5 ACANA FEST

Sev­eral African na­tions shine a light on their art, mu­sic, dance and food. Ex­pect back-to-back mu­si­cal per­for­mances of reg­gae, Afropop and more fun. Free. 2- 8 pm. Penn’s Land­ing, Colum­bus Blvd. and Ch­est­nut St., www.acanafest.org

AUG. 18 FES­TI­VAL OF IN­DIA

The sub­con­ti­nent’s In­de­pen­dence Day kicks off with tra­di­tional arts, mu­sic and dance, along with mod­ern twists at this lively an­nual party. Free. Noon-7 pm. Penn’s Land­ing, Colum­bus Blvd. and Ch­est­nut St., www. in­di­a­coun­cil.org

AUG. 19 CARIBBEAN FES­TI­VAL

Ex­pe­ri­ence is­land life with foods like jerk chicken and per­for­mances by steel drum bands, plus a chil­dren’s vil­lage re- en­act­ment and maypole danc­ing. Noon-8 pm. Penn’s Land­ing, Colum­bus Blvd. and Ch­est­nut St., 215.879.9352, www.philly­caribbean fes­ti­val.com

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