USA, Chicago: Skokie Festival of Cultures
May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 at 08:30 PM UT
More than 25,000 people are expected to celebrate the 28th Annual Skokie Festival of Cultures on May 19 and 20, where they will savor exotic tastes, listen to the traditional sounds of ethnic music, and experience the many cultures, languages and traditions that make up the Skokie community.
Skokie’s unique cultural journey launches at Oakton Park in Skokie and will kick off when visitors receive their free “Passport to the World,” the official guide to all festival happenings. The passport will include a schedule of many ethnic performers, educational information, and a festival map, which will help attendees make their way through the park full of attractions. The opening ceremonies will be held Saturday at 1 P.M. on the World Showcase Stage.
The festival will also offer something for the younger set, with a children’s area featuring hands-on exhibits and a place for children to learn and create.
The 40 cultures represented at the festival will range from Assyrian to Armenian, German to Greek – and Tibetan to Thai.
Oakton Park is located at the corner of Oakton Street and Skokie Boulevard in Skokie, at 4701 Oakton St. The festival will begin at 11 A.M. both Saturday and Sunday, ending at 7 P.M.
Assyrian American Civic Club of Chicago will showcase the Assyrian Culture at the Assyrian Cultural Exhibition Tent with the Assyrian Artifacts, Literature and more. The Assyrian American Civic Club of Chicago will perform the Assyrian Folk Dance on Sunday, May 20th at 6:30 PM on the World Showcase Stage.