WorldFest Celebrates 20th Anniversary
The festival’s free events will take place at The Belvedere, over four days from September 2-5.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 29, 2022) – One of Louisville’s premiere annual end-of-summer events, WorldFest will be back for its 20th-anniversary celebration as a ‘diverse, inclusive and equitable event’ featuring arts, crafts, global food and music.
The festival’s free events will take place at The Belvedere, located in the heart of downtown Louisville, easy walking distance to the city’s hotels and many attractions. The festival will span four days from September 2-5.
WorldFest encompasses nearly 150 international-themed arts, crafts, merchandise and food booths alongside three entertainment stages with a variety of music genres from all over the globe. Saturday’s Parade of Cultures will celebrate the multitude of nationalities represented, walking from Fifth Street to the Overlook Stage on The Belvedere. Additionally, about 60 immigrants will become naturalized U.S. citizens in a ceremony at the Muhammad Ali Center.
"Cities that embrace and encourage their international citizens and cultures will thrive, have a stronger quality of life and will attract new growth and jobs,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. 'WorldFest is a great event for exploring and celebrating Louisville’s many faces and cultures and we always look to make it more vibrant, diverse, and educational.
For a full list of stage events, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/worldfest
Looking to spend Labor Day weekend in Louisville? Guests can use both Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guide and the Bourbon County Visitor Guide to plan an itinerary around Louisville’s top experiences. Travelers also can get attraction, lodging and dining assistance at www.gotolouisville.com.