KC Parks and the Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City, Missouri present the 36th Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival in Swope Park. The event runs Friday, August 21, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, Noon-10 p.m.; and Sunday, August 23 from Noon-6 p.m. Adult admission is $3 and children, 12 and under, are free if accompanied by an adult. Parking is free.
The festival, one of the largest and longest-running of its kind, annually attracts more than 35,000 visitors. The 2015 festival features food, crafts and culture from 62 countries. Each country hosts a booth that displays and sells authentic food, artifacts and crafts from their respective country. The festival also has a Beer Garden offering domestic and imported beer selections from around the world. Kids’ World by Odd ball Kids on Saturday and Sunday.
Stage entertainment includes performances by a different ethnic group every 30 minutes and the traditional and majestic “Parade of Flags” that begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Fashion Show begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.eeckc.net for details.