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17th Annual World Beat Festival

June 28 & 29, 2014

Celebrate and explore over 70 cultures from all over the world!

2014 focus culture: Germany

Thank you to all for a wonderful 2013 World Beat Festival!

As a volunteer-driven organization, it doesn’t happen without your support and effort. And what a superb effort it was. Here are just some of the highlights:

  • We hosted 3 performance groups who flew in from Japan specifically for the Festival
  • 94% of visitors said they learned about cultural diversity
  • 81% of visitors said they feel more accepting of people of other cultures because of their visit
  • 126 cultural performances took place
  • 69 nations and cultures were represented
  • 99 cultural vendors and exhibitors took part
  • 72 corporations and individuals gave financial and in-kind support
  • 395 volunteers managed the event; 75 volunteers worked on organizing committees year-round
  • 21,495 visitors attended the event
  • 100% of attendees said they would come again

Mark this year's festival in your calendar now: Saturday, June 28 & Sunday June 29, 2014.

Check out our other events through the year at; find us and like us on Facebook. Tell your friends, and bring your friends. Consider volunteering yourself. Help us celebrate and learn about the cultural diversity in our community.

Named by the Oregon Festival and Events Association:
2006 & 2007 Best Cultural Heritage Event
2008 Best Festival in Oregon
2010 Best Music Program Within a Festival
2009 & 2011 Best Performing Arts Event