Celebrate Winston-Salem’s global culture at the International Village Food and Music Festival

The festival is a celebration of people from around the world who call Winston-Salem home. It will showcase international cuisine, entertainment, and goods.

WStoday: Chinese dancers at the International village festival

Chinese dancers performing at the International Village Food & Music Festival.

Photo by City of Winston-Salem Human Relations/DEI Department Staff

Celebrate cultural diversity at the International Village Food and Music Festival at Corpening Plaza this Saturday, Oct. 21 from 12 to 5 p.m. Entertainment will include dancers representing Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, the Middle East, Polynesia, and Venezuela. Some of the groups will also perform music. Here’s what else you can expect:

  • Get a taste of global cuisine
  • Purchase international crafts from local vendors
  • Learn about the backgrounds and heritage of Winston-Salem’s international local residents

“The purpose of the event is to introduce the international community and to celebrate the many cultures we have in Winston-Salem,” said Bob Thompson, a representative with the City of Winston-Salem Human Relations/DEI Department.

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will host a naturalization ceremony where 25 local residents — representing 19 different countries — will become citizens of the United States. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. If you’re interested in volunteering, submit the volunteer interest form ahead of the event.