17th Annual World Beat Festival
June 28 & 29, 2014
Salem’s Riverfront Park
June is almost here and that means it is almost time for one of our favorite annual summer events, the World Beat Festival! Each year, our community comes together the last weekend in June to celebrate diversity and the many cultures that make Oregon such a wonderful place.
The 17th Annual World Beat Festival will be celebrated June 28 & 29, 2014 on Salem’s Riverfront Park on the banks of the Willamette River. The event is hosted by the Salem Multicultural Institute, a volunteer-driven organization that celebrates diversity and cultures from around the world. More than 300 volunteers, 70 sponsors and 150 exhibitors and performing arts groups are involved with the festival annually.
The festival has received numerous awards by the Oregon Festival and Events Association in recent years including:
2006 & 2007 Best Cultural Heritage Event
2008 Best Festival in Oregon
2010 Best Music Program Within a Festival
2009 & 2011 Best Performing Arts Event
Don’t miss this two-day, non-stop program of international music, dance, song, traditional theater, ethnic foods, hands-on crafts, traditional customs and rituals, and folklore.
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