10 AM – 6 PM
The first SATURDAY in October at CENTENNIAL PARK in Nashville, TN!! In a city where one in six residents is foreign–born, the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is not only one of Nashville’s favorite and most vibrant festivals, but also a celebration and reminder of what makes Nashville a great place to live. This FREE Festival provides an opportunity for intercultural dialogue through a Nashville festival experience and features a variety of dance and music performance on 7 different stages, food vendors offering authentic and exotic tastes from around the world, hands-on children’s activities, an area just for teens, a marketplace, and so much more!
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From traditional cultural dances from Aztec dancers to modern fusion & Blues, we will showcase over 60 music and dance performances on 6 different stages!!
The World Market is filled with booths selling unique hand-crafted and imported items from around the world. Shop, and view demonstrations while enjoying music from the World Market Stage. You’ll also find information about various nonprofits and services that support and benefit our community and the world.
As you walk through the Global Village, you’ll hear traditional music as the native language of each area is spoken. You’ll see colorful clothing and decorations that are customary for each country. The Global Village offers an authentic look at the customs and traditions of the participating cultures that are present within the City of Nashville and the surrounding counties.
Where else can you sample everything from empanadas, falafels, and hot chicken to injer (Ethiopian bread), gyros, and Mexican popsicles all in one place? Some vendors will even be open for breakfast this year!
The Children’s Area is a highly interactive area that has something for every age! Dress up with costumes from the Metro Parks Theater Department, painting, games and demonstrations of cricket, bocce, and soccer, storytelling, puppet shows, hands-on art. The Children’s Area Stage will have interactive music and dance programs.
An area just for teens organized by tens! The Teen’s Area is hosted by the Oasis Center, and teens from our community display information reflective of their heritage and their current lifestyle. Music and dance performances are ongoing throughout the day on the Teens United Stage.