Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival
October 6, 2012
Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival, was adopted to reflect the renewed focus of honoring the diversity of cultures that comprise the City of Nashville. In addition, a non-profit was formed, Celebrate Nashville, Inc., with the sole purpose of establishing the festival as a permanent and sustainable community event. Metro Parks remains the Presenting Leadership...
Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival, was adopted to reflect the renewed focus of honoring the diversity of cultures that comprise the City of Nashville. In addition, a non-profit was formed, Celebrate Nashville, Inc., with the sole purpose of establishing the festival as a permanent and sustainable community event. Metro Parks remains the Presenting Leadership and continues to provide resources and support for the festival.
The World Market is filled with booths selling unique hand-crafted and imported items from around the world. Shop, and view demonstrations while enjoying music from the World Market Stage. You’ll also find information about various nonprofits and services that support and benefit our community and the world.
Over 55 music and dance performances on 5 different stages!! Check out who’s performing
As you walk through the Global Village, you’ll hear traditional music as the native language of each area is spoken. You’ll see colorful clothing and decorations that are customary for each country. The Global Village offers an authentic look at the customs and traditions of the participating cultures that are present within the City of Nashville and the surrounding counties.
Where else can you sample everything from empanadas, falafels, and hot chicken to injer (Ethiopian bread), gyros, and Mexican popsicles all in one place? Some vendors will even be open for breakfast this year!
The Children’s Area is a highly interactive area that has something for every age! This year the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will be presenting activities based on the Connecting Cultures exhibit currently on display at the Frist. Other activities include a Maypole, dress up with costumes from the Metro Parks Theater Department, the Nashville Zoo with have real animals, painting, games and demonstrations of cricket, bocce, and soccer, storytelling, puppet shows, hands-on art. while the Children’s Area Stage will have interactive music and dance programs.
An area just for teens organized by tens! The Teen’s Area is hosted by the Oasis Center, and teens from our community display information reflective of their heritage and their current lifestyle. Music and dance performances are ongoing throughout the day on the Teens United Stage.
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