The Multicultural Festival is held the first Saturday in May in Uptown Lexington rain or shine! The upcoming Festival marks the 21st anniversary of this showcase event, and 2nd year in Uptown Lexington. Spend the day immersed in culture and then visit your favorite Uptown shops!
The Multicultural Festival is a day filled with the sights, sounds and tastes of foreign lands, and offers a wonderful and educational outing for the entire family! The event showcases cultural diversity through elaborate costumes, musical instruments, exhibits and entertainment. The festival focuses on five major cultural areas: African American, European, Asian, Latino, and Native American, with many nationalities represented within them. This event is a sampling of multiple cultures and heritages that make up our community.
There is an area designated for children with inflatables and amusement rides, as well as a TeenScene for young adults. Stages will feature entertainment from around the world. This festival is free to the public, attracts thousands of people each year, and is THE must-see event of 2017!
We are always looking for new performers, vendors, and sponsors, and would be thrilled for you to participate in this year’s festival. This event could not happen without the gracious help of volunteers from the community that assist us throughout the event. All volunteers are recognized at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. For information, please contact the following with the Parks and Recreation department.
Vendors and performers: Tammy Curry
Event sponsors: Andrew Lance
Pictures courtesy of Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch.
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