World Village Festival celebrates cultural diversity in Idaho

Posted at 5:58 PM, Jun 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-09 20:11:02-04

Celebrations of another sort are going on at Capitol Park this weekend celebrating Idaho's' many cultures.

The World Village Festival is a showcase for our community's expanding cultural arts and literature featuring dance, music, poetry, film, and food.

Organizers like Steven Hatcher say the ability to share ones cultural heritage builds a sense of pride and belonging.

"The idea behind the World Village Festival is that we highlight as many cultural communities that exist within the Treasure Valley as possible. My hope, personally, is to make the folk arts and traditional arts as visible and viable as possible and let people realize their value," said Steven.

The festival will have many hands-on activities that have been designed to break down language barriers and help new members of the community integrate.

Saturday's events wrap up at 10 p.m. but if you can't make it out don't worry, the festival runs through Sunday starting at 9 a.m. ending at 3 p.m.

To learn more about the World Village Festival click here.