events

Around The World Cultural Festival

  • August 27, 2022 11 AM - 7 PM
  • 100 madison st. alexandria

Around the World Cultural Food Festival, the largest outdoor cultural food festival in the Washington, D.C. metro area celebrating the rich intercultural diversity, will come back to the beautiful waterfront park – Oronoco Bay Park in Old Town Alexandria, on Saturday, August 27th from 11:00am to 7:00pm, with more ethnic food vendors, more artisans and crafters and more traditional performances!

The event is free of charge, with plenty of food and beverages available for purchase. The participants
will have the opportunity to taste authentic traditional food from our food vendors while watching a
diverse folk show with singers and dancers from countries around the world.

This year, we are taking our patrons on a day trip around the world right in their back yard and
present the cuisine, culture and traditions of over forty (40) countries participating in the event. With only
one (1) ethnic food vendor per country, patrons will have the opportunity to explore over sixty (80)
traditional food items from fourteen (14) countries, enjoy folk dances and performances from seventeen
(17) countries, as well as an array of over eighty (80) ethnic artisans and crafters, independent
consultants, small businesses and non-profit organizations. We invite everyone to come and enjoy as
many dishes as they can; our food vendors take their time to prepare and present their top traditional food.

In 2022 we are presenting ethnic cuisine from Ecuador, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan,
Laos, Lebanon, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and United States of America, traditional dance
performances from Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Peru, Romania, Scotland,
Thailand, Turkey and United Kingdom, as well as artisanal items from Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina
Faso, Colombia, El Salvador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria,