Scottish, Korean cultures to be highlighted


In this file photo, Sophia Kwon, center, and other members of the Korean Arts Club from Chattahoochee High School demonstrate a fan dance on stage at Suwanee Town Center.

Gwinnett is known for its diversity with many cultures. This weekend, there is a chance to celebrate two different heritages from two different continents.

For another year, Stone Mountain Park is playing host for the 41st annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

During the two-day Scottish celebration, attendees can watch athletics, Highland dancing, pipe band, harp and drumming competitions — just to name a few.

Other activities include Celtic music performances on three stages, children’s games, and a falconry and sheepdog herding demonstration (on Sunday only).

Tickets range from $17 to $19 for admission, plus a $10 parking fee. For more information, visit www.smhg.org

In Suwanee, the Atlanta Korean Film Festival presents the fifth annual Korean Festival noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The event in the Town Center Green features music, performances, games, movies and traditional Korean fare, such as kimchi, kimbap and bibimbap.

At 1:30 p.m., organizers are cooking a massive bibimbap as a demonstration. The dish is composed of rice, eggs, sesame oil and vegetables. Ten people stir together approximately 500 servings worth in a huge bowl and then offer free plates to the public.

Admission is free. Suwanee Town Center Park is located 330 Town Center Ave. in Suwanee. For more information, visit www.suwanee.com.