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WorldFest 2023 Labor Day Weekend

See the World without ever leaving the city!

September 1 - 4, 2023


WorldFest, Louisville’s premier international festival is the most diverse, inclusive, and equitable event in the region, featuring: 

  • Three entertainment stages showcasing international, national, regional, and local performers
  • A vendor village with nearly 150 international-themed arts, crafts, merchandise, and food booths
  • The WorldFest Global Village highlights cultures and customs from all over the world through traditional performances
  • The World of Information showcasing many different cultures and countries providing informational materials and activities
  • The Parade of Cultures on Saturday, celebrating all the diverse cultures in Louisville
  • The WorldFest International Kids Zone with lots of fun and educational activities and games for kids to enjoy
  • A Naturalization Ceremony welcoming dozens of new American citizens to Louisville

NEW this year! WorldFest is turning 21 so let's CELEBRATE with a WorldFest Happy Hour! The Belvedere will open a day early, on Thursday, August 31st from 4 to 8 p.m. for an early look at all the great craft and food vendors as well as some great musicians! Happy Hour specials!


Happy Hour Schedule on the Fountain Stage:

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Recorded Music
Tyrone Cotton
Steel City Jug Slammers
Brigid Kaelin

Tyrone Cotton presented by TAJ Louisville

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Steel City Jug Slammers presented by the National Jug Band Jubilee

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 Global Village Entertainment Schedule: 




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WorldFest Entertainment Schedules:

Friday Entertainment Schedule
Saturday Entertainment Schedule
Sunday Entertainment Schedule
Monday Entertainment Schedule

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WorldFest is presented by:




A world of thanks to our 2023 sponsors!















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Passport by Molina Healthcare

Stella Artois

GE Appliances, a Haier company

YMCA of Greater Louisville

McDonald's of Greater Louisville, Lexington and Southern Indiana

Louisville Downtown Partnership




Louisville Metro Office for Immigrant Affairs

Louisville Parks & Recreation


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NewsRadio 840 WHAS

Leo Weekly


Special thanks to:
Louisville City FC
Malibu Rum
Louisville Tourism
Al Dia en América
The Galt House Hotel
Muhammad Ali Center
Derby City Environmental
Outfront Media
Metro Parks & Recreation
Louisville Metro Public Works & Assets Signs & Markings Division
Electrical Maintenance 
Fleet & Facilities
Solid Waste Management Services
Metro EMS


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  • WorldFest receives Kentucky Travel Industry Association's, Judge's Recognition Award for its Fall Top 10 Festivals and Events. 
  • The International Festival and Event Association named Louisville the Top Festival City in North America in 2010 and 2015, with WorldFest being one of the events recognized in the award. 
  • WorldFest was named a Top 20 Event for the summer and fall by the Southeast Tourism Society in both 2010 and 2011. 

Welcoming America leads a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by making everyone feel like they belong. Each year this organization hosts Welcoming Week as an initiative to connect neighbors and bring together serving communities. In 2016, they brought their camera crew along for WorldFest and captured this amazing footage. 

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