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Join us for 2020 WorldFest Cultural Celebration,
a Virtual Event!
This Event will be held virtually on Monday, August 31- Friday, September 4, 2020
(Labor Day Weekend)
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. WorldFest was 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.
See the World without ever leaving our city, take advantage of these special rates from our host hotel, The Galt House.
Food, crafts & entertainment from all over the world right here in downtown Louisville (Virtually)!
WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, celebrates its 18th anniversary with four days of expanded world food, music, dance, culture and education from August 31 - September 4, 2020 (a virtual event).
"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 to the WorldFest celebration this year.”
With over 100 languages spoken in the Louisville public schools and 35 percent of the city’s population growth over the past 18 years coming from international residents from over 150 different countries throughout the world, Louisville is more culturally diverse than ever before.
This virtual event would not be possible without the support from our amazing sponsors!
This virtual event will be held on Monday, August 31 - Friday, September 4, 2020.
We thank you for your understanding during this time.
Admission to WorldFest is free.
(WorldFest is located at the Belvedere at 5th and Main Streets although due to COVID-19 guidelines,
this year's event will be hosted virtually)
Monday - Friday: August 31 - September 4
2020 Participants for Virtual WorldFest: A Celebration of Cultures
International Cuisine Demonstration:
Pho Ba Luu- Vietnam
All Thai'd Up- Thailand
Yemico Grills Catering Services-Nigeria
Bhavana Foods LLC -India
Aesha African Baskets - Senegal
Nubian Grace - Liberia
Drummers & History -Cameroon
How to Wear a Saree - India
Greater Arts Soulutions - International Photography
Mexico Lindo -Mexico
Dream Dance Center (KY)- African Dance
Osmany Chauvin Elias- Cuba
A-Corde Band- Cuba
Thank you to all of our Past Participants:
- 3M Make Your Day
- Americana World Community Center
- Americana Community Center, Inc.
- Bosnia,Herzegovina,Croatia,& Serbia
- Bazon Records Liberia
- Beaded Treasures
- Buddhists Temple Mediation Center Inc, Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace
- Cambodian Community of Louisville
- Cameroon Mask Dancers
- Commmunity of Nigerians in Kentuckiana
- Colombia Viva
- Colombia Cultural
- Eddy Music
- El Kentubano
- Eritrean Development Foundation
- Frysc JCPS
- Haitian Community
- Ireland-Celtic Homecoming
- Jewish Community of Louisville
- KY Refugee Ministries
- LA Casita Center
- Latin American Folklorico Dance Group
- Mexico Lindo
- Roots 101
- Scottish Society of Louisville
- Song-Xinh Tuoi Vietnam
- The African in America
- Tu An Temple
- Turkish Youth
- United Nations
- Vietnamese Cultural Dance
- Volunteers of America Mid-States Beaded Treasures
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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