Culture Fest

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The Chattanooga Market, Arts Build, City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County in partnership with Chattanooga State’s International Community Outreach Office will co-host Chattanooga’s 18th annual Culture Fest, the area’s premiere showcase of international communities and largest annual celebration of local cultures.

Thousands of community members are expected to attend the event, which will take place Sunday, Oct. 1nd from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion located at 1801 Carter St. Chattanooga, TN. Admission is free.

Featured activities and entertainment will include live performances from local cultural groups, a Parade of Nations, multicultural displays from 18 countries, dance contest and an exhibition of culturally-themed art. Additional opportunities to learn about other cultures will be presented at display booths coordinated by ChattState’s Cultural Ambassadors and International Achievers.

Culture Fest will be providing awards for outstanding representatives in the following categories:

  • Best delegation in the Parade of Nations
  • Best cultural display booth
  • Most authentic dress in the multicultural fashion show

During the opening ceremony kickoff, local leadership will present recognition to our expanded and new members of the Cultural Ambassadors and International Achievers. More than 200 local multicultural leaders, speaking 30 languages and representing 50 countries will be in attendance.

Culture Fest attendees will have the opportunity to connect with the Cultural Ambassadors and International Achievers network in its efforts to create opportunity and bridges of understanding in the region.

For cultural displays or the international outreach initiatives, please contact Gladys Pineda-Loher at

For information about vendor sales please contact Steve Brehm at:

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