WorldFest This Weekend

September 2, 2015 - 7:02pm

Thomas McAdam

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WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, celebrates its 13th anniversary with four days of expanded world food, music, dance, culture and education this Labor Day weekend, September 4 - 7.

Admission to WorldFest is free all four days of 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 12th Annual WorldFest.”

With at least 90 languages spoken in the Louisville public schools and 50 percent of the city’s population growth over the past 15 years coming from international residents, Louisville is more culturally diverse than ever before.

WorldFest takes place in downtown Louisville at the Belvedere located at 5th Street and Main Street.

You won’t want to miss this year’s Global Village, which will bring international knowledge and diversity to the 2015 WorldFest.

The Global Village is a kaleidoscope of Louisville’s culture where you can interact with representatives of more than 20 nations.  All nine of the Sister Cities will be represented again this year alongside a special new exhibit of the seven Celtic nations.  There will be various performances and food demonstrations throughout the weekend.

 Global Village will feature exhibits from the following nations and organizations:







    Isle of Man



    Sister Cities of Louisville

    In SCL: Mainz Germany

    Montpellier, France

    Leeds, England

    Tamale, Ghana

    Adapazari, Turkey

    Perm, Russia

    LaPlata, Argentina

    Quito, Ecuador

    Jiujiang, China




    Banyan Tea Co. (India)

    Jud Hendrix

    Beaded Treasures




    Jewish Family Services

    Gina Stip - Italian Food Demonstration

    English Speaking Union


    Arad American Association

    Somali Association

    Vietnamese Community

    Louisville Free Public Library

    Catholic Charities

    Kentucky Refugee Ministries

    Duprung Gomand Institute

    Americana Community Center

    Los Minotos Languages




For a complete schedule of each day’s entertainment, CLICK HERE



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