Festival of Nations will celebrate St. Louis’s varied cultural background

July 11, 2013 by  

The Festival of Nations is taking place in St. Louis for two days this August. It is a presentation of the International Institute.

There will be a wide variety of activities taking place during the festival, including cultural dance performances, music, an international food court, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar. In addition, there will be Highland games played, including the caber toss and a tug of war. Citizen’s Corner, meanwhile, will provide information about community and government organizations.

Ethnic-owned businesses and community organizations will also be able to rent space at the international bazaar to sell their items or to provide information; approximately 40 vendors are expected to take part in the festival. Items for sale will likely include clothing, jewelry, sculpture and works of art; all with an ethnic flavor. The event should be a great way to celebrate the diversity of those who live and work in the city of St. Louis, and to share in the culture of those from various countries.

No doubt this festival will attract people from all over the area, including nearby Manchester. Organizers are likely working with local print companies to design and print marketing items such as flyers and posters to distribute throughout the area.

The Festival of Nations will take place at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis from August 24 – 25. Admission is free. Those who require more information about or who wish to participate in the festival can call 314-773-9090 x121.