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The Festival of Cultures

Charlottesville Community Celebrates Diversity     Join us on May 9, 2015 at Lee Park—Downtown Charlottesville 10a-4p

Come and celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our local community. The Twelfth Annual Festival of Cultures will be a day of free family-friendly fun with all-day entertainment: music, dance, song, and storytelling. Enjoy hands-on cultural crafts activities, visit cultural exhibits, food, and artisan vendors. The Festival is a gathering place where all can meet, share in, and learn about each others' cultures. Here you can take a passport and "travel the world in Lee Park". The Festival is organized by the Charlottesville City Schools Adult Learning Center with the involvement and support of many other individuals and organizations and provides an opportunity for building bridges of communication between new Americans and established residents. The Festival is in Lee Park on Market Street next to Main Branch of the Library in downtown Charlottesville. This event is FREE and open to the public. 


The Performers

Bring the whole family to enjoy the show!

The 12th annual Festival of Cultures at Lee Park in downtown Charlottesville on Saturday, May 9, 10:00am-4:00pmFeaturing exhibits, performances, and hands-on craft activities, the Festival celebrates diversity in our local community. The Festival is organized by the Charlottesville City Schools Adult Learning Center with the involvement and support of many other individuals and organizations. 

Festival of Cultures Photo Share 2015




The Vendors

Enjoy Locally Produced International Foods and Wares from Local Artisans

You can also purchase delicious food from local vendors like the The Australian Pie Guy, Monsoon Siam, Taqueria Mi Ranchitos and Meryam's Bakery. Culturally oriented Artisans will be selling handmade wares. So, stop by and visit Anggely's Designer, Common Thread: Refugee Women's Craft Cooperative, Skin Essentials, Xangetsu Studio, Lola & Bella Designs, Root Radish, Dr. King's Little Luxuries LLC, Madhavi Arts, and Mayan Beadwork.