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Ethnic Enrichment Fest 2019

The largest cultural diversity event in Kansas City

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Being one of the largest events of its kind in America, ​the Ethnic Enrichment Festival is held annually in Kansas City on the third full weekend of August. Founded in 1978, the three-day event now features more than 66 cultures of the world that demonstrate their performing skills, dances, music, native foods, and crafts. The festival promotes appreciation of cultural diversity in the greater Kansas City Area.

Kansas City Ethnic Enrichment Festival showcases the whole world in one weekend: from Iranian dances to Indian performers, Serbian choir, and Scottish pipes. Thousands of visitors can hear the world beats in historic Swope Park. The festival is held from noon to 10 p.m. Admission is $5, children can visit for free.