The UMKC Community is invited to participate in World Culture Festival- Kansas, a part of a national series of 20 festivals to celebrate diversity. Tickets for the event are free, but registration is encouraged. Two final national festivals will be at the National Mall in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. The goal of each festival is to bring society together by celebrating culture and diverse groups in an evening of dance, food, and music.
World Culture Festival-Kansas will feature:
LIVE MUSIC & DANCE
Enjoy spectacular music and dance shows from around the globe, showcasing the rich cultural diversity Kansas has to offer, and walk away with a new playlist! Performers include American Ballet, Saxophone solo, Americana Music, Persian Dance, Indian Dance (Bharatanatyam and vibrant Bhangra) and music, West African Music/Dance, Irish Dance, Ukranian Dance, South American/Carribean music amongst others.
INTERNATIONAL FOOD TRUCKS
Travel the globe through an international food truck bonanza. Expand your world with new flavors, cultures, tastes, sensations, food experiences, and fresh ideas—where will you travel?
Chill out with our expert-led well-being sessions. Designed to give you a real sense of calm, ease, and peace through guided meditations—whether you’re a pro or a total newbie. Emerge refreshed, recharged, and ready!
Joy Stevenson, UMKC's Senior Internationalization Officer and Director of International Affairs, has represented UMKC as a member of the host Committee.
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2022
Food Trucks: 11:00am-5:00pm
Outdoor Entertainment & Socialization: 11:00am-12:00pm
Venue: Yardley Hall, Johnson County Community College, College Blvd, Overland Park KS