Celebration of Cultures
October 4, 2008
The Celebration of Cultures festival returns for the12th year as the regions largest and most authentic multi-cultural festival. Named as one of the Southeast Tourism Societys Top 20 events, Celebration of Cultures is held at CENTENNIAL PARK and presented by Nashville Metro Parks and Recreation & Scarritt-Bennett Center. This FREE event celebrates and embraces diversity by respecting, understanding, and appreciating the cultures of the Greater Nashville population through a fun-filled day of music, dance, food, childrens activities, a marketplace, and an educational component known as The Villages.
Over 30 ethnic dance and musical performances will be featured on multiple stages, and over 25 food vendors will offer a sampling of exotic foods from around the globe. Original art and imported hand-crafted items will be available for purchase. A childrens area will include free interactive music and dance programs, storytelling, nature activities, and art projects presented by local Nashville organizations. Back for its second year, The Villages give an authentic glimpse of daily life in countries such as Germany, Somalia, Japan, Philippines, Burundi, Thailand, Jamaica, China, Bolivia, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, and early Tennessee.
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