US Bank Family Arts & Crafts
Construct a mask, get your face painted and participate in other hands-on activities. Fun-filled learning with an ethnic flavor!
Kids Music Workshop
Kids can make hand-held instruments throughout each day. Special event: join us Saturday and Sunday morning at 10:30 am, for a 1/2-hour workshop by JOIA; kids will learn to play a song on the instrument that they make. There will be a parade every hour on the hour for kids to participate in to show off their new instruments and music skills.
International Food Court
Eat your way around the world! Dine at 40+ ethnic food booths, featuring mouth-watering delights from the four corners of the world. Savor flaky Bosnian or Greek baklava, Ethiopian injera with doro wat, Polish sausage, Turkish borek, Mexican tamales, Thai coconut drink, Afghan sambosa, Filipino kebabs, Belezian beans and rice, Israeli falafel, and much, much more! Or, help yourself to a hot dog or hamburger, if you prefer. Beer and margaritas are also available.
Stop by 30 ethnic booths, selling a broad array of colorful gifts including African drums, Mexican silver, Ecuadoran clothing, Israeli jewelry, Russian nested dolls, Chinese shoes, Indian saris and other festival favorites. Start your holiday shopping early!
Celebrate World Culture – Here in St. Louis!
Visit our Global Corner to explore the cultures of St. Louis’ 15 sister cities through the eyes and ears of volunteers who support St. Louis’ 15 Sister City Committees. Use your very own passport and fill it out as you travel around this interactive learning center.
Sponsored by the St. Louis Sister Cities Program, World Trade Center-St. Louis. St. Louis’ Sister Cities include: Bologna, Italy; Bogor, Indonesia; Brcko, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Donegal County, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Georgetown, Guyana; Lyon, France; Nanjing, China; St. Louis, Senegal; Samara, Russia; Stuttgart, Germany; Suwa, Japan; Szcezecin, Poland; San Luis Potosi, Mexico; and Wuhan, China. Visit our web site at St. Louis Sister Cities Program – World Trade Center.
Webster University Village Green
Dance lessons for the young & the young-at-heart!
Test your dancing and athletic skills by joining in on informal, free dance lessons including Spanish Flamenco, popular Indian dancing and the Mexican Hat Dance. Festival artists are your instructors. Sway to Brazilian samba, try Polynesian hula, learn the beautiful movements of belly dance, and practice Japanese bon odori. Dance your way around the world!
Stroll among displays about the many religions of the world. Meet representatives from the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis and get your questions answered. This opportunity is being provided so that festival goers can have a casual means to learn about the similarities and differences among the many religions of our world.
IFP’s members include a wide variety of faiths and faith-based institutions including Christians, Islamic, Jewish, and Buddhist institutions. Please refer to their website for more details about the partnership and a list of its current members.
Centene World Sports & Game Meadow
Visit the World Sports & Game Meadow to learn different sports & games from around the world.
Participating organizations this year include: Missouri Youth Cricket Association, American Czech Educational Center, Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, Absolute Martial Arts, Institute of Tamil Performing Arts, OCA St. Louis, and Aikido St. Louis.
The Best of St. Louis’ Ethnic & International Performers!
Wells Fargo Advisors Forest Stage
For the largest of our troupes, from Spanish flamenco to a Vietnamese dragon dance, from the thunder of Ivorian drums to the lively chimes of bells accompanying our popular belly dancers.
Enterprise Grand Stage
Our newest venue featuring spectacular dance troupes as well as featured performances by dancers and musicians from some of our festival’s most prominent acts.
7-UP World Music Stage
For bands that merge traditional and modern music from around the globe. Sway to Afro-Cuban beats, reggae, samba and more.
Visit our expanded offerings in Artisan’s Way. Artisan’s Way is geared to engage festival goers with hands-on educational experiences for the whole family. Make a Warli painting from India to take home. Watch a Congolese wood carver create beautiful works of art.
Be sure to visit the Saint Louis Art Museum booth along Artisan’s Way and help create the “Fabric of St. Louis.” Each visitor will be given two squares of fabric to help demonstrate what makes St. Louis great; our diversity. You will be asked to decorate one square to use in the making a quilt to be displayed at FoN 2017, the other you are able to take home. How do you see yourself? What represents you? We want to know!
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!