The Multicultural Festival is held the first Saturday in May at Finch Park. A main stage area and five villages are set up representing African-American, Asian, Latino, Native American and European heritage. Each village showcases native dress, music, visual arts, exhibits and food indicative of their particular culture. The festival is a day filled with the sights, sounds and tastes of foreign lands. It offers a wonderful and educational outing for everyone, including children.
The Multicultural Festival is held annually on the first Saturday in May rain or shine. Admission is FREE and a shuttle service provides transportation every 15 minutes from the Roses shopping center at 288 N Talbert Blvd. Opening ceremonies at 10:45 a.m. are followed by the Parade of Nations. Cultures display elaborate costumes and musical instruments indicative of each country represented.
The Children's International Village invites youth to craft souvenirs to commemorate their festival experience. Davidson County students showcase their artistic abilities for the Butterfly Arts Initiative. The exhibit provides an outlet for youth to express their interpretations of cultural themes in a common medium. There are also several amusements for youth including a bounce house and a rock climbing wall.
The International Stage features exciting dance and musical representations from around the world throughout the day. The TeenScene area welcomes young adults to experience music, activities and food.
The Multicultural Festival is an experience for everyone!
The generosity of our sponsors allows this festival to reach such a large group of people. Please visit our Sponsor page for a list of businesses that generously support the Multicultural Festival.
View video highlights of the 19th Annual Multicultural Festival in 2015! Video and pictures courtesy of Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch.
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