Americana World Community Center is pleased to present its 27th annual festival, this year with a new name – GlobaLou!

The festival is a FREE, family-oriented event that is an opportunity to come together in celebration and support of our compassionate community and the diversity that makes Louisville… Louisville! Join us on the first Saturday in June for:

WHEN: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
5K at 8am and festival from 11am – 8pm

WHERE: Iroquois Amphitheater
1080 Amphitheater Rd, Louisville, KY 40214


1:00 – Louisville Youth Choir and AmeriChoir
1:30 – An Americana Showcase (drumming, dancers, and more!)
2:00 – The Lost Tribe
3:00 – Abraham Mwinda
4:00 – The Afrophysicists
5:00 – Appalatin
6:30 – Quiet Hollers

KIDS ZONE STAGE (11:00AM – 7:00PM)

  • CirqueLouis
  • Yoga Class
  • The Alley Theater
  • Mama to Mama
  • Louisville Ballet
  • Louisville Lion Dancers
  • Hula and Tahitian Dance
  • Mexico Lindo
  • Native American Pow Wow
  • Storytelling

The event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public!

GlobaLou 5K

Run or walk to show your support for refugees and immigrants in Louisville at the GlobaLou 5K! This family-friendly 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, June 3rd, through Iroquois Park with a timed run starting at 8:00 am followed by a 5K walk at 8:30 am.

The GlobaLou 5K supports Americana World Community Center, a non-profit that helps immigrant, refugee, and underserved residents bridge the gap from surviving to thriving!

We encourage you to represent different countries by wearing colors or carrying flags. Bring signs with welcoming messages for our foreign-born neighbors. Gather your family and friends and let’s come together to celebrate the community and diversity that makes Louisville…Louisville!

$30 for adults (over 16 years old) with a $5 group discount for individuals in groups of 5 or more
$10 for kids (16 and under)
All fees support Americana World Community Center


All participants will receive a t-shirt and be entered into a raffle to win swag. The top three male and female runners will receive a medal. Children participants will receive a voucher for a cool treat!

Volunteer at the Festival

This celebration of diversity and community is not possible without volunteers and we need your help! All volunteers will receive a GlobaLou t-shirt and our sincere appreciation. Volunteers are needed on June 3rd from 7:00am to 9:30pm to help with everything from being a trail guide on the 5K route to selling raffle tickets to painting faces. Grab some friends and sign up today!

Sign up to volunteer!

Be a Vendor at the Festival

Sign up by May 19th to be a vendor using one of the following forms:

Submit your payment securely online here.

Sponsor the Festival

Sign up to be a sponsor today!

Contact Clare by email at for more information about sponsorship opportunities.