2018 World Arts + Music Festival
On Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, Evanston’s lakefront will be transformed into a Global Village for the World Arts + Music Festival, a two-day celebration of global diversity. This free event features art from an abundance of countries, family crafs activities, international cuisine, and live music and dance performances. Attendees will enjoy continuous performances throughout the weekend at two venues at the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon in Dawes Park and Centennial Park. The festival runs from noon until 7pm each day.
Snapchat users can share their experience using the special World Arts and Music Festival filter available at the event.
The World Arts + Music Festival is sponsored by the City of Evanston Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department and partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Location and Parking
Arrington Lakefront Lagoon at Dawes Park
Dawes Park is located between Davis and Church Streets on the city's lakefront, just a few blocks east of the Davis Street Metra and CTA stations.
Free weekend parking is available north of Centennial and Dawes Parks at the Northwestern University parking lot and the adjacent Segal Visitors Center parking garage at 1841 Sheridan Rd. Those parking in the Northwestern lot or garage can access the festival by walking south along the lakefront path or taking the free City of Evanston festival shuttle bus, which travels between the parking lot and the festival grounds.
Saturday, July 21
3:15pm Cielito Lindo Family Music
3:45pm Muntu Dance Theater
5pm Nahui Ollin
5:30pm Alma Afrobeat Ensemble
Sunday, July 22
Noon Cheng Da Drum Team
1:30pm Mariachi Tradicion Juvenil
3:15pm Mazurka Wojciechowska
3:45pm Nkulee Dube
5:30pm Juan Pablo Diaz y su Orquesta
Anthony's Italian Ice
Babushka's Polish Food
Alphonsus S. Ntamere
Black Thai Inc
Pens by Gene
Roundtree Jewelry Designs
Organic Seed Jewelry
Juan Barreneche & Daniel Schemel
Centro Mundo Handcrafts
Fair Trade Vendors
Inti Fair Trade
Are you interested in sponsorship opportunities for next year's festival? For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-448-8681.