- Halloween Festivities
- Black History Month
- CommUNITY Picnic
- Day In The Life
- Ethnic Arts Festival
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Kits and Cats
- Lakeshore Arts Festival
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Starlight Movies & Concerts
- Streets Alive! Festival
Ethnic Arts Festival
The Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival is a celebration of arts and cultural diversity unlike any other!
Interested in being a performing artist at the 2016 Ethnic Arts Festival? Apply here
Applications for artists and food vendors for the 2016 Ethnic Arts Festival will be posted in January 2016.
In 2015, the Ethnic Arts Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary and we made a commerative documentary featuring interviews with the festival's founding members. Please watch below:
July 16-17, 2016
Saturday & Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
Evanston’s lakefront will be transformed into a Global Village for the 31st annual Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival, a two-day celebration of global diversity. This free event features art from an abundance of countries, family crafts activities, international cuisine, and live music, dance, and spoken word performances. Attendees will enjoy continuous performances throughout the weekend at two venues.
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 next year's festival?
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-448-8264.
The Ethnic Arts Festival is supported by the Cherry Family Foundation.
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