Garden And Soul Festival Set For Oct. 26

Friday, September 27, 2019

The Garden and Soul Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Highland Park Commons, 2080 Union Ave. 

Garden and Soul Festival celebrates gardening for healthy living and embraces total health and wellness.

The third annual multicultural event provides a park setting and vibrant atmosphere soaked with  activities with food, fun, and fellowship. There will also be a wide range of community organizations and business vendors. 

Garden and Soul Festival highlights include: Art in the Garden, Soccer Cup, live music and entertainment, complimentary food and drinks, activities and demonstrations, free children’s activities and a pumpkin patch and painting. 

For more information visit the Garden and Soul Festival | Garden and Soul Facebook page and email gardenandsoulfestival@gmail.com.


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