15th Annual CultureFest – Come experience the rich cultural diversity of Chattanooga through arts, food, dance, and live music.
Thanks to Chattanooga State’s International Community Outreach, the Chattanooga 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.
And don’t miss a special sneak peak at our River Market on Saturday (the day before), visit ChattanoogaRiverMarket.com for more details!
10:55 Opening Remarks by Dr. James Catanzaro who will introduce Mayors and Chief of Police (Brief
remarks by Mayors and Chief Fletcher)
11:15 Burundian Dance called Twigire Ku Itetero (Gathering)
11:25 Belly Dance performance: “Mirabai Bellydance and Emerald Hips”
11:55 Colombian Dance by Cultural Ambassadors from Colombia ‐
12:05 Peruvian Dance by Cultural Ambassadors
12:10 Philippine Performance by (FAAGC)
12:15 Cuban Dance by Cultural Ambassadors (Chachacha ‐Salsa)
12:30 Belly Dance performance: Zanzibar Studio by Lacy Jo
12:30 Line up for Parade at Finley Stadium
1:00 Parade of Nations
(Start in Finley Stadium South Entrance to the inside stage and it will be led by the
Transatlantic Chilean Folk Ensemble and followed by representatitives from 52 countries)
1:30 The Transatlantic Chilean Folk Ensemble Performing “El Gran Norte”
2:00 Multicultural Fashion Show
2:30 Indian Performance from Indian Association of Chattanooga
2:40 Colombian Dance by Cultural Ambassadord from Colombia
3:00 Cuban Dance by Cultural Ambassadors (cha cha cha and salsa)
3:15 Peruvian and Brazilian Dance by Cultural Ambassador
3:30 Philippine Performance by FAAGC
3:45 Recognition of volunteers, Cultural Ambassadors and International Achievers