Ethnic Arts Festival

Ethnic Arts Festival

The Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival is a celebration of arts and cultural diversity unlike any other!

Interested in being an artist vendor at the 2016 Ethnic Arts Festival? Apply here Deadline extended to Friday, May 20, 2016. 

Interested in being a food vendor at the 2016 Ethnic Arts Festival? Apply here


In 2015, the Ethnic Arts Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary and we made a commerative documentary featuring interviews with the festival's founding members. Please watch below:



July 16-17, 2016

Saturday & Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
Free admission.


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Evanston’s lakefront will be transformed into a Global Village for the 31st annual Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival, a two-day celebration of global diversity. This free event features art from an abundance of countries, family crafts activities, international cuisine, and live music, dance, and spoken word performances. Attendees will enjoy continuous performances throughout the weekend at two venues. 

The Ethnic Arts Festival is sponsored by the City of Evanston Cultural Arts Programs and partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Ethnic Arts Festival 2015 Family Arts Activities Area Schedule

Ethnic Arts Festival 2015 International Food Vendors

Interested in sponsorship opportunities for next year's festival?
For more information, email or call 847-448-8264.

2015 Sponsors

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The Ethnic Arts Festival is supported by the Cherry Family Foundation.