KC Parks News: Ethnic Enrichment Festival, August 15-17

KC Parks News: Ethnic Enrichment Festival, August 15-17

“Feel the World Beat in the Heart of America” at the 35th annual event in Swope Park

Ethnic Festival RibbonsWHO: Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City, Missouri

WHAT: 35th Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival

WHEN: Friday, August 15, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, August 16, Noon-10 p.m.; and Sunday, August 17, Noon-6 p.m. Adult admission is $3 and children, 12 and under, are free if accompanied by an adult.

WHERE: Swope Park bandstand near the park’s main gate at Meyer & Swope Parkway. Parking is free.

MORE: The festival, one of the largest and longest-running of its kind, annually attracts more than 35,000 visitors. The 2014 festival features food, crafts and culture from 65 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. 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.

CONTACT: Melinda Minks at melinda.minks@kcmo.org or 816-513-7653 or visit their website.