World Culture Festival at Cincinnati Museum Center

CINCINNATI – Celebrate the richness of cultures from around the world that make Cincinnati such a vibrant city during Cincinnati Museum Center’s World Culture Festival April 23 & 24.

World Culture FestivalWorld Culture Festival takes you around the world as Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates the cultures that have influenced many of the things we love today – from the foods we eat and the art we admire to the music we listen to and the way we dance. Dancers, musicians, performers and craftsmen from around the globe gather at the Museum Center to broaden our horizons and celebrate the richness of diversity that makes Cincinnati so great.

Experience cultures from Asia, Africa, South America, Europe and America with live performances, craft demonstrations and hands-on activities. The Sakura Ladies Chorus and the Cincinnati Dayton Taiko Japanese drum group will fill the Rotunda with music from Asia. The vibrant dress and colors of Cincinnati Baila! Dance Academy bring Latin American culture to life. Mbira Cats from the University of Cincinnati will perform traditional South African music and Indian and Middle Eastern music comes to life with Mohenjo Daro. You can also tap along with the Cincinnati Scots Highland Dancers.

Take home a piece of another culture with authentic items from over a dozen vendors. Sample Scottish baked goods from the House of Douglass Bakery, traditional Ecuadorian crafts and an array of handcrafted items from around the world from Ten Thousand Villages , an organization empowering artisans in developing countries by providing economic opportunities to them in North America.

Learn more about the variety of cultures that make up the fabric of Cincinnati at one of several community booths. Brush up on Celtic culture with the Riley School of Irish Music, the Caledonian Society of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University’s Celtic Studies Club. The University of Cincinnati Japanese Language and Cultural Program, Mid-South Chapter National Association of Korean Schools and the Taiwanese Association of Cincinnati will be on hand to share more information about Asian culture. Or stick closer to home and learn more about Appalachian culture with the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild and the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition.

World Culture Festival is your ticket around the world as Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates the music, dances, stories, crafts and foods from across the globe.

World Culture Festival at Cincinnati Museum Center is April 23 & 24. Activities in the Rotunda, private dining rooms, Reakirt Auditorium and Newsreel Theater are free. Activities in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum are included with admission and free to Cincinnati Museum Center Members. For more information visit