Feel the World Beat in the Heart of America” at the 36th annual event in Swope Park
WHO: Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City, Missouri
WHAT: 36th Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival
WHEN: Friday, August 21, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, Noon-10 p.m.; and Sunday, August 23, Noon-6 p.m. Adult admission is $3 and children, 12 and under, are free if accompanied by an adult.
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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 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. Visit the festival website at http://eeckc.net/.
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.
Information provided by the Ethnic Enrichment Commission [Website]