The Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City is holding its 35th Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival at the Swope Park bandstand near the park’s main gate at Meyer and Swope Parkway. The hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 15, and noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17.
The festival features food, crafts and culture from 65 countries. Each country hosts a booth that displays and sells authentic food, artifacts and crafts from their respective country. The festival also has a beer garden offering domestic and imported beer selections from around the world.
Stage entertainment includes performances by a different ethnic group every 30 minutes and the traditional and majestic “Parade of Flags” that begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 16.
Adult admission is $3 and children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Parking is free.