The Festival of Cultures
Charlottesville Community Celebrates Diversity
May 10, 2014 at Lee Hill Park—Downtown Charlottesville 10a-4p
Come and celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our local
community. The Eleventh Annual Festival of Cultures is 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.
Bring the whole family to enjoy the show!
The 11th annual Festival of Cultures
at Lee Park
in downtown Charlottesville on Saturday, May 10, 10:00am-4:00pm
. Featuring 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.
Don’t miss performances by Albemarle Morris Men, Cara Legal de Vadiar, Darrell Rose and “Whit” Whitten, UVA Klezmer Ensemble, and Blue Ridge Irish Music plus demonstrations of Colombian music and Bhutanese dance.
Enjoy Locally Produced International Foods and Wares from Local Artisans
You can also purchase delicious food from vendors like the Balkan Bakery & Bistro and Hanu Truck, as well as artisan goods from groups like Common Thread and Signature Fibers.
The Festival in the Dogwood Parade!
Volunteers needed to walk in the parade.
Here's your chance to be in the parade on April 26, two weeks before
the Festival in Lee Park. We need volunteers who will wear colorful
clothing from your favorite county and walk behind our Festival banner.
If you have country flags, please bring them to carry. Although the
parade begins at 11am, we need to be in line as early as 8 am (exact
time available April 21.)