WorldFest takes over the Belvedere this weekend

WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, celebrates its 17th anniversary in Derby City this holiday weekend.

There’s an expanded world of food, music, dance, culture, and education at the Belvedere at 5th and Main Streets.

“Cities that embrace and encourage their international citizens and cultures will thrive, have a stronger quality of life and will attract new growth and jobs,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. ‘WorldFest is a great event for exploring and celebrating Louisville’s many faces and cultures and we always look to make it more vibrant, diverse and educational. So, it’s exciting to add many new features and attractions for the 17th Annual WorldFest.”

WorldFest has an array of food, drinks, entertainment and education at the Belvedere this holiday weekend.


With over 100 languages spoken in the Louisville public schools and 35 percent of the city’s population growth over the past 17 years coming from international residents from over 150 different countries throughout the world, Louisville is more culturally diverse than ever before.

Admission to WorldFest is free Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Saturday and Sunday WorldFest is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Monday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For a full schedule and additional details, click here.

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