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Festival of Nations 2015 Highlights

EVENT: A multi-ethnic celebration featuring dance, music, food, cultural and educational exhibits, folk art demonstrations, and craft market. Presented by the International Institute and 125 community organizations.

DATES: Saturday, August 29 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 30 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. VENUE: Tower Grove Park on the City’s South Side. The event will take place nearest S. Grand and Arsenal. A free shuttle service will be available throughout the Park.

PRICES: Admission and entertainment are free; food and gifts are affordably priced.

ENTERTAINMENT: Three stages of non-stop dynamic music and dance performances by traditional ethnic artists, world music favorites and the finest traditional acoustic music and song. From Spanish flamenco to a Vietnamese lion dance, from thundering drums to Irish harp, there is something for every taste!

It’s everybody’s party!

  • 40 food booths featuring Ethiopian injera with doro wat, Filipino kebabs, and other mouth-watering ethnic treats!
  • 35 gift booths selling African drums, Turkish jewelry, Indian saris and other hand-made items
  • Family Arts & Crafts with mask-making and other hands-on activities
  • Try belly-dancing, Colombian carnival and other ethnic dances on the popular Village Green

This year, visitors can recreate the festival in their home through our Festival of Nations Cookbook. This book is a collection of one recipe from every food vendor.