PORTSMOUTH — The first BIPOC Fest was a hit, and organizers say they want to see it become an annual event.
"It's going well," said Clifton West Jr. Founder of Black Lives Matter Seacoast. "I can't believe so many people are here already. The weather is great. We are giving out free activity books to the kids. Everyone seems happy and excited by the idea of this festival."
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Fest brought together a diverse group of people for an event at Vida Cantina restaurant's parking lot featuring diverse food and music.
"The event was the lovechild of myself, Evan Mallett (Black Trumpet), Joanna Kelley (Cup of Joe) and Kathy Cavallaro (local business person)," said Chef David Vargas, owner of Vida Cantina. "We have nine restaurants here, six organizations, and a bunch of entertainment. Not bad for our first try."
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