The International Institute of Minnesota and the Festival of Nations, the Midwest’s oldest and longest running multicultural festival, announce with sadness the conclusion of this beloved event.
While the Institute remains steadfast in its commitment to celebrating Minnesota’s diverse cultures, it must prioritize its urgent day-to-day work of serving New Americans with their successful transition to a new community.
We encourage the community to continue embracing and celebrating Minnesota’s rich tapestry of cultures and connections.
Learn more about the cancelation of the Festival of Nations.
Treat your taste buds with Halušky and surprise your palate with Kukhura Ko Masu. From Norwegian lefse to Thai noodles, the Festival’s WORLD CAFÉ features more than 30 different ethnic food vendors.
Reminiscent of street markets around the world, DISCOVER a diverse collection of ethnically-inspired crafts, toys, fabrics, clothing and more designed to intrigue any global citizen.
Three entertainment areas featuring traditional dancing and music representing cultures from around the globe. Visit our World Stage, Café Stage, and our Atrium Stage.
INTERACT with folk artisans dedicated to preserving the techniques and methods passed down through generations to create exceptional handicrafts.
ENGAGE with representatives from nations in every time zone and gain deeper insight into their cultural legacies by visiting these thought-provoking artistic visual displays.
Play a game of Bocce Ball, then a game of chess on the giant chess board. Take a mini-language lesson, then jump in to an ethnic dance lesson. Venture through the different Festival of Nations areas and join in the many activities that you will find.