A celebration of the culture of Moline's culturally diverse Floreciente neighborhood will be held Sunday afternoon.
Celebra Floreciente, a neighborhood festival, will happen at the Catalyst Kitchen, located inside St. John's Lutheran Church, 4501 7th Ave. from 2-6 p.m.
The fest, hosted by the church and A Palomares Social Justice Center, will feature: food vendors, music from DJ Candela, free children's activities including Miller's Petting Zoo, games and an inflatable obstacle course.
Melissa Freidhof-Rodgers, director of Cafe Mundo, said in a press release the cafe aims to encourage acceptance and inclusion of the many cultures that exist in the Quad-Cities.
"Food perhaps is the most universal language, and it brings people together," she said. "By breaking bread together, we break down barriers and appreciate the joy of experiencing another culture's food, music and other things that make it unique."
A portion of the proceeds from Cafe Mundo dinners will go towards scholarships for entrepreneurs to become certified food managers before they start their business.
The event was made possible by a generous grant from the Exelon Corporation, according to the press release.