Multicultural Festival

09/01/2018 9:00 am - 09/01/2018 4:00 pm
Overlook Park
113-131 S Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

We are excited to announce the First Annual Multicultural Festival!

 

Sept. 1st | 9am – 9pm
Downtown Ridgefield


Celebrate what makes us great! Come say hello to your community, have tons of fun and learn about different cultures!

We will showcase Ridgefield’s traditional heritage and rich cultural diversity and also introduce visitors to cultures from around the world through live music, dance performances, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, sporting events, kids activities and a wide range of ethnic vendors. The Festival will include a variety of multi-cultural entertainment from Native American, Asian, Hispanic, Latin, Jazz and African performers.

  • Multicultural Parade
  • Food Vendors
  • Activities, Classes & Demonstrations
  • Authentic Performances & Ceremonies
  • Traditional Dancing
  • Live Music
  • Cooking Classes
  • Obstacle Course
  • Free Activity Passport

To see a more detailed presentation on what this festival will entail, click here.


Cooking Classes

The Multicultural Festival will present multiple cooking classes from cultures all around the world. These classes give you the opportunity to learn more about a culture and how to create a new, delicious dish! Spaces are limited so sign up for one today!

Grupo Condor Instrument Workshop

We are proud to have Grupo Condor, a touring folk music ensemble that performs traditional music from all the Latin American countries, join us and host an instrument workshop. Their music is popular at festivals, private and corporate events. Their concerts, school programs and workshops are presented around the Northwest, and focus on the blend of Spanish, African, and Native American influences that have created this multi-cultural art form.

Be sure to sign up for their instrument workshop! here


Ke Kukui Hulas Dancers

Ke Kukui Foundation’s mission it to preserve and share with the community the Hawaiian/Polynesian arts and culture by promoting education in literature, language, music, and dance. They believe in strong community ties; the importance of `ohana (family) is emphasized in their frequent gatherings.


The Scarlet Sails Theater Group

The Scarlet Sails Theater Group is a Russian theater for children and adults. They provide drama classes for kids and adults and also put on performances for the Russian-speaking community! At the festival you will be able to see their Russian dancers along with student singers. Come see them on the stage at 4pm!


Showcase a Country’s Flag

Our goal is to celebrate cultures at home and around the world. In order to create a festival atmosphere and to showcase the many places that Ridgefield families have roots, we plan on having flags of all nations along Pioneer Blvd and Main Street in the downtown area, as well as around the roundabouts. How many flags we have depends on how many families participate. Families who participate will have their name displayed at the festival (if they wish)!

If you are interested, please fill out this form. The cost per flag is $25 and the deadline for submission is August 10th.


Become a Volunteer or Vendor!

We would love to have you join us!

Check out our Facebook page!