Join us for the 26th Annual Americana World Festival on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Iroquois Amphitheater from 1pm to 10pm!
Once a year, Americana Community Center brings everyone together to help celebrate the diversity and compassion of Louisville at the Americana World Festival. This festival will celebrate heritages from around the world – and across the Bluegrass – with live music, local and international cuisine, goods, crafts and more.
The festival is a free, family-oriented event that features a 5K Run/Walk, international performances, diverse cuisines, community resources & vendors, and activities for children. This event celebrates the exciting multiculturalism that enriches the Louisville Metro area and is a unique opportunity to reach an array of potential clients.
There’s something for everyone!
1:00 – Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion
1:30 – The Burundi Drummers
2:00 – Americhoir with Special Guests
2:15 – Stereo Zenith
3:00 – The Lost Tribe
4:00 – Cosa Seria
5:15 – Sitar Outreach Ministry
6:30 – The Afrophysicists
7:45 – Appalatin
9:00 – The Company Sons
Volunteer at the Festival
We need awesome volunteers to help make the festival a reality! There is a wide range of volunteer opportunities, from being a trail guide on the 5K course to painting faces in the Kids’ Zone. To volunteer, fill out this brief form and we will be in touch: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AsCnoBBPobsisSexEKAojFN7cip2EA7NaNuqg-WoD2c/viewform.
Run the World 5K to Support the Summer Youth Program
This dusk run will be at 7:30pm during the festival and will be on an open course through Iroquois Park. Come enjoy the fun before the race and join the German American Club in a post-race gathering in the Biergarten. $30 registration until race day, $35 on the day of the race. Groups of 5+ can register for $25/person. Registration includes: Americana World Festival t-shirt, beer ticket for ages 21+, prizes for top finishers, snacks and water at the finish line.
All proceeds support Americana Community Center’s Summer Youth Program, serving more than 200 refugee and immigrant children for 7 weeks during the summer. This program is crucial to preventing summer learning loss in engaging ways by participating in arts, recreation, gardening, and STEM activities and going on weekly field trips around the community.
Find out more information and register here today!
Check out the food options that will be there:
Latin American, Indian, African (beignets, samosas), Vietnamese (Vietnamese pancakes), German (homemade beer cheese!), Italian, Belizean (stew red kidney beans and cured pigtails), Greek Deli, Jamaican, and of course there will be funnel cakes!