Welcome to World Beat Festival 2017!

Join us in Riverfront Park where you can experience the music, dance, food and traditions of over 70 nations and cultures. World Beat turns 20 this year and we are pulling out all of the stops to celebrate! Things kick off with a Children’s Parade at 10am on Saturday.

New this year: Friday Night at the Beat
Live music from the Kemtone Latin Quartet and Conjunto Alegre will have you up and dancing. Don’t know how to salsa? We’ve got that covered too – Reuda de Casino will lead a group lesson at 6pm. We've also added a wine and beer garden this year. The evening will close with an hour of fire dances. Our regular amphitheater food vendors will be set up and ready to go, so come hungry! All ages are welcome. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5/person.

El Festival World Beat es la celebración multicultural mas grande de Oregón se representan mas de 70 naciones y culturas y mas de 125 actuaciones en música, baile, teatro, canto, y folclor. ¡Disfrute de costumbres, tradiciones, comida étnica, vestimenta cultural, artesanía, discusiones, demostraciones, actividades para niños, tres desfiles y carreras de lanchas en forma de dragón! Actividades divertidas para todas las edades. No se cobra la entrada. Se pide una donación de $5 por persona cada día.

Hours

Friday: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday: 10am -11pm
Sunday: 11am-7pm

Admission

Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5/person or $20 per family.

We wanted to take a quick second to say thanks to the global sponsors who make the World Beat Festival possible. We couldn't do this without all of you!
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