WorldFest highlights Louisville's diverse ethnic neighborhoods
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WorldFest, one of the region's largest international festivals, will span the Labor Day weekend for its 12th year, with four days of international food, music, dance and culture on Louisville's Belvedere downtown.
International music will come from more than 90 bands and performers while more than 30 food vendors and nearly 150 booths provide a global sampling of cuisine and culture.
Headliner music acts will include Buckwheat Zydeco, Red Baraat, the Ark Band, Jazz N Pink and Azucar Tumbao. Many local and regional world music performers will offer a wide variety of music and dance styles and beats.
Representatives of nations ranging from Argentina to Vietnam will be in the Global Village dressed in their native clothing, and showcasing their culture. Kids can get a global experience in the World of Discovery through crafts, face-painting and other activities.
The WorldFest Hospitality Tent which will be open to the public throughout WorldFest and will host a reception following the Naturalization Ceremony.
WorldFest features the largest collection of international and ethnic restaurants, vendors and exhibitors at a single event in Kentucky.
Entertainment fills three stages with music from African drumming to reggae to Indian, Celtic, Arabic, Latin, Caribbean music and more.
The Parade of Cultures happens at noon on Saturday and a naturalization ceremony Friday at 11 a.m. where nearly 300 immigrants will become full U.S. citizens.
Hours: Friday, Aug. 29, Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.