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Worldfest 2015

August 31 - September 3, 2018

WorldFest receives Kentucky Travel Industry Association's, Judge's Recognition Award for its Fall Top 10 Festivals and Events. 

Food, crafts & entertainment from all over the world right here in downtown Louisville!

WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, celebrates its 16th anniversary with four days of expanded world food, music, dance, culture and education this Labor Day weekend. 

"Cities that embrace and encourage their international citizens and cultures will thrive, have a stronger quality of life and will attract new growth and jobs,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. 'WorldFest is a great event for exploring and celebrating Louisville’s many faces and cultures and we always look to make it more vibrant, diverse and educational. So, it’s exciting to add many new features and attractions for the 15th Annual WorldFest.” 

With over 100 languages spoken in the Louisville public schools and 35 percent of the city’s population growth over the past 16 years coming from international residents from over 150 different countries throughout the world, Louisville is more culturally diverse than ever before. 

Get the official entertainment schedule and event details here

Admission to WorldFest is free all four days of Labor Day weekend.

(WorldFest is located at the Belvedere at 5th and Main Streets)



Friday-Sunday 11am-11pm
Monday 11am-8pm




If You Go:

WorldFest runs through Labor Day weekend. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. except Monday, which runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Belvedere, at Fifth and Main Streets. Admission is free with international food, spirits, beer and crafts available for purchase. Parking is available on nearby streets, and is free after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday and Monday. Several parking garages and lots are also nearby. 

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. 



WKU Confucius Institute



Kentucky Lottery






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Coca Cola






University of Kentucky Confucius Institute
Contributing Sponsors




Erie Insurance



El Kentubano




Home Depot
Louisville Public Media







Special Thanks:

Bendoya's Restaurant & Sushi Bar 

Indus Law Firm 

Ken Clay Entertainment

The Kentucky Center

Ramiro's Cantina