Festival of Nations
EVENT: A multiethnic celebration featuring dance, music, food, cultural and educational exhibits, folk art demonstrations, and craft market. Presented by the International Institute and 125 community organizations.
DATES: Saturday, August 24 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
VENUE: Tower Grove Park on the City's South Side. The event will take place nearest S. Grand and Arsenal. A free shuttle service will be available throughout the Park.
PRICES: Admission and entertainment are free; food and gifts are affordably priced.
Entertainment: Four stages of non-stop dynamic music and dance performances by traditional ethnic artists, world music favorites and the finest traditional acoustic music and song. From Spanish flamenco to a Vietnamese lion dance, from thundering drums to Irish harp, there is something for every taste! Back by popular demand, COBU, Japanese taiko, direct from New York City!
It's everybody's party!
- 45 food booths featuring Ethiopian injera with doro wat, Filipino kebabs, and other mouth-watering ethnic treats!
- 35 gift booths selling African drums, Turkish jewelry, †Indian saris and other hand-made items
- Family Arts & Crafts with mask-making and other hands-on activities
- Try belly-dancing, Colombian carnival and other ethnic dances on the popular Village Green
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