14th Annual CultureFest – Come experience the rich cultural diversity of Chattanooga through arts, food, dance, and live music. The Parade of Nations is a must see!
Thanks to Chattanooga State’s International Community Outreach, Arts Build, Hamilton County and the City of Chattanooga, the Market will boast live performances from local cultural groups including a must see Parade of Nations!
Enjoy a multicultural fashion show, dance contest and an exhibition of culturally-themed art. Local, ethnic organizations will be on hand displaying cultural artwork, offering food samples & cooking demos along with other global customs. We’ll have plenty of activities for the entire family – Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of our cultural diversity right here in Chattanooga!
Activities for all ages: origami, yoga, dance instruction, henna hand painting, face painting, chopstick lessons, tea tasting, passport game, calligraphy, bocce and international board games.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00 Opening Remarks and presentation of Proclamation by City Mayor Andy Berke
11:15 11:15 Recognition of “Cultural Ambassadors and International Achievers” ” by Commissioner Tim Boyd
11:30 Flashmob of Peruvian Cultural Ambassadors
11:45 Peruvian Association of Chattanooga Performing “”La Valicha”
12:00 Belly Dance performance by: Zanzibar Studio
12:30 Belly Dance performance by: “Mirabai Bellydance”
1:00 Parade of Nations (Start in Finley Stadium entrance to the inside stage and it will be led by Scottish Bagpipe: Mr. R. H. (Scott) Maclellan, President of Maclellan Foundation, Mrs. Monique Prado Berke, First Lady of Chattanooga, Dr. James Catanzaro, President of ChattState, Dr. Maricela Rodriguez, ChattState Foundation Board Member and Gladys Pineda-Loher, Director of International Community Outreach; followed by representation of 52 countries)
1:30 Multicultural Fashion Show
2:00 Costa Rican Performance by “Grupo de Danzas Folclóricas Costarricense’
2: 15 Indian Association of Chattanooga Performances
2:30 Colombian Performance “Cumbia: La Pollera Colorada”
3:00 Cuban Performance: Potpourri (Mambo, cha cha cha and salsa)
3:30 Chinese Association performing a Chinese instrument called ErHu
11:00 Opening Remarks and presentation of Proclamation by local government (Inside Stage
11:15 Recognition of “Cultural Ambassadors and International Achievers” by Commissioner Tim Boyd (Inside stage)
12:00 Peruvian Performance: Tondero: “La Perla del Chira” by Cultural Ambassadors
12:30 Peruvian Association of Chattanooga Performing ” Huayno”
1:00 Parade of Nations
1:30 Tai Ji Demonstration
2:00 Cuban Performance: Potpourri (Mambo, cha cha cha and salsa)
2:15 Mexican Performance by Colombian Performance
2:30 Filipino-American Association of Greater Chattanooga performing: “Tinikling”
2:45 Indian Association of Chattanooga Performances
3:00 Colombian Performance “Cumbia: La Pollera Colorada”
3:30 Cuban Performance: Potpourri (Mambo, cha cha cha and salsa)
3:45 Costa Rican Performance by “Grupo de Danzas Folclóricas Costarricense’