Next year's festival will be on May 13, 2017.
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Come and celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our local community. The Thirteenth 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 whose mission it is to create a space 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.
- Adult Learning Center, Alliance Francaise de Charlottesville, Charlottesville Sister Cities, The Jefferson Madison Regional Library, JAUNT, Sin Barreras (without Barriers), Literacy Volunteers Charlottesville/Albemarle, International Rescue Committee, WTJU (The University of Virginia Community Radio Station), Piedmont Virginia Community College, Blue Ridge Chapter United Nations USA, Tandem Friends School, The Women's Initiative, International Neighbors of Charlottesville, Shelter for Help in Emergency, Region Ten CSB, Central Virginia Citizenship Services, Charlottesville Pride Community Network, Peace Corps. We encourage you to stop by their tents and tables to find out more about the Charlottesville community.