Louisville officials announce changes to region’s largest international festival

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WorldFest is a free, four-day event at the Belvedere in Downtown on Labor Day weekend.It celebrates the different cultures that make up the Louisville community.”WorldFest gives us a chance to affirm very loudly as a community that we celebrate the talents, the beauty, the richness and the heritage of our international communities,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.The 17th annual festival will feature a revamped layout, including new stage locations which officials say will enhance the overall experience for everyone.The festival will feature several new activities, including a fashion show on Sunday and more than 20 international activities highlighting aspects of the Chinese culture.”Saturday night is a great time, it’s Fiesta Latina Night which you don’t want to miss this year, and new on Sunday, we will welcome the Celtic homecoming, celebrating the culture and music of the 7 Celtic nations,” Mayor Fischer said.WorldFest will also feature more than 70 local and regional entertainers, including a variety of music and dance from Indian, Celtic, Arabic, Latin and Caribbean cultures.More than 150 vendors will also offer international food, crafts and educational activities for children, including calligraphy lessons, fan painting and an obstacle course.The Home Depot tent will be set up for children to create construction projects.Fisher is inviting everyone to participate in the traditional parade of culture Saturday at noon.”People of all ages will be dressed in native clothing and costumes. They’ll be caring their national flags showcasing the multicultural diversity of our unique city,” Fischer said.Fischer kicks off WorldFest at 11:40 a.m. Friday.For the 17th Annual WorldFest schedule go to WorldfestLouisville.com.

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WorldFest is a free, four-day event at the Belvedere in Downtown on Labor Day weekend.

It celebrates the different cultures that make up the Louisville community.

“WorldFest gives us a chance to affirm very loudly as a community that we celebrate the talents, the beauty, the richness and the heritage of our international communities,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

The 17th annual festival will feature a revamped layout, including new stage locations which officials say will enhance the overall experience for everyone.

The festival will feature several new activities, including a fashion show on Sunday and more than 20 international activities highlighting aspects of the Chinese culture.

“Saturday night is a great time, it’s Fiesta Latina Night which you don’t want to miss this year, and new on Sunday, we will welcome the Celtic homecoming, celebrating the culture and music of the 7 Celtic nations,” Mayor Fischer said.

WorldFest will also feature more than 70 local and regional entertainers, including a variety of music and dance from Indian, Celtic, Arabic, Latin and Caribbean cultures.

More than 150 vendors will also offer international food, crafts and educational activities for children, including calligraphy lessons, fan painting and an obstacle course.

The Home Depot tent will be set up for children to create construction projects.

Fisher is inviting everyone to participate in the traditional parade of culture Saturday at noon.

“People of all ages will be dressed in native clothing and costumes. They’ll be caring their national flags showcasing the multicultural diversity of our unique city,” Fischer said.

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Fischer kicks off WorldFest at 11:40 a.m. Friday.

For the 17th Annual WorldFest schedule go to WorldfestLouisville.com.

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