- Arts & Humanities Month
- Black History Month
- CommUNITY Picnic
- Day In The Life
- Ethnic Arts Festival
- Green Living Festival
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Kits and Cats Week
- Lakeshore Arts Festival
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Starlight Movies & Concerts
Ethnic Arts Festival
The Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival is a celebration of arts and cultural diversity unlike any other!
Do you want to be one of the artist vendors at the 2014 festival?
Starting Feb. 17, easily apply online here!
If you prefer to download and return a printed form, click here. Be sure to fill out, sign and return pages 3 and 4.
July 19-20, 2014
Saturday & Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
Centennial Park, Sheridan Rd. at Clark St.
Evanston’s lakefront will be transformed into a Global Village this weekend for the 29th annual Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival, a two-day celebration of global diversity. This free event features visual art from more than 100 countries, family crafts activities, international cuisine, and live music, dance, and spoken word performances. Attendees experience the colors, sounds, and aromas of world cultures -- they can learn a folk-dance from a faraway country, and experience the intriguing spices and seasonings of new ethnic foods.
The festivities kick off at noon Saturday with the Parade of Nations, a flag ceremony led by longtime WLS-TV personality and festival MC Bill Campbell. Community members place the flags of more than 200 countries around the lagoon at Dawes Park, honoring the diversity of our planet.
This family-friendly event features a wide range of crafts activities throughout the weekend, including origami and suminagashi workshops, face-painting, mehndi body decoration of India, mask-making, maraca-making, Mexican wrestling figures, and much, much more.
Attendees will enjoy continuous performances throughout the weekend .
The Ethnic Arts Festival is sponsored by the City of Evanston Cultural Arts Programs and partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 festival?
Contact Patricia Battaglia, Festival Coordinator/Cultural Arts Programs, email@example.com or 847.448.8264
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