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.
Steel City Jug Slammers
Tyrone Cotton presented by TAJ Louisville
Steel City Jug Slammers presented by the National Jug Band Jubilee
Brigid Kaelin presented by MERF - Musicians' Emergency Resource Foundation
Global Village Entertainment Schedule:
WorldFest Entertainment Schedules:
WorldFest International Kids Zone Schedule:
WorldFest is presented by:
A world of thanks to our 2023 sponsors!
Special thanks to:
Louisville City FC
Al Dia en América
The Galt House Hotel
Muhammad Ali Center
Derby City Environmental
Metro Parks & Recreation
Louisville Metro Public Works & Assets Signs & Markings Division
Fleet & Facilities
Solid Waste Management Services
- 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.