Local Colors kicks off 30th year with scavenger hunt

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Local Colors is celebrating a big anniversary.

The organization is kicking off its 30th year with festival activities and a Cultural Pursuit scavenger hunt running May 1 through May 15 via the GooseChase mobile app.

Participants can join as individuals or as a team and compete for prizes while learning about different cultures through tasks, trivia, and GPS check-ins.

Register on the GooseChase app using the code PEPMGE or by searching Cultural Pursuit and selecting the Local Colors logo.

The scavenger hunt gears up for the in-person annual festival at Rivers Edge Park North on Reserve Avenue from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 15.

This change in venue allows for safe distancing and for vendor booths to spread out so attendees can experience what makes the Local Colors festival special.

Cuisine, music, educational displays and beer from around the world will be on-hand for the event.

Parking will be available at the Carilion lot across the street.

The event will adhere to proper COVID-19 guidelines as outlined by Gov. Ralph Northam and the CDC.

Those attending the festival will be asked to come through the designated entrance and will be advised to wear masks and practice social distancing.

The Local Colors Festival is free and is perfect for the whole family to celebrate, share and learn through music, arts and crafts, food, attire, language and goodwill.

Festival-goers can shop for fun items from around the world, sample delicious food and beer from an array of countries and experience multi-cultural music.

A children’s area will also give youngsters the chance to learn about different cultures through fun and interactive activities focusing on the four countries of the first festival: China, Kenya, Korea and Russia.

Performances and martial art displays will also be featured in a special virtual edition to air this summer through the Local Colors Facebook page and YouTube channels.

WFXR News is a proud media sponsor of the Local Colors Scavenger Hunt.

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