Celebrate Ethnic Fest in Wright Park July 30-31

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Ethnic Fest, a summertime festival celebrating the culture and community of Pierce County. This South Sound tradition will be held on July 30 and 31 in the newly refurbished Wright Park in downtown Tacoma.

This family-friendly event offers everything from Bulgogi to Gelato, reggae to rhumba, and is enjoyed by tens of thousands of people each year. Festival goers can feast on exotic flavors, vivid costumes and dynamic rhythms as they experience two full days of music, dance, art, and foods from around the world.

Two stages will spotlight music such as Brazilian drum and dance, Celtic and Irish music, jazz, reggae, and much more. Ethnic Fest’s rich blend of cultures and musical celebrations brings people to their feet. Food vendors featuring tasty treats from a variety of cultures will satisfy festival-goers’ appetites while craft booths highlight handcrafts, clothing, art, and jewelry from local artisans. Community information booths will feature local agencies along with the resources and services that reflect Tacoma’s diversity.

Kids can find a place of their own at the Kid Zone, where activities include hands-on art projects led by D.A.S.H. Center for the Arts plus active games and activities centered around Wright Park’s brand new sprayground and playground!

On Saturday night, guests can bring a blanket and some popcorn to enjoy MegaMind (rated PG) at the CLICK! Outdoor Mobile Movie. This free movie will be presented at dusk. Seating is on the lawn.

Every year an army of volunteers help staff Ethnic Fest and make the annual event a premier summertime celebration in the Pacific Northwest. To help make this year’s Ethnic Fest one of the best by becoming a volunteer, people can visit EthnicFestTacoma.com and download a volunteer form.

Ethnic Fest is held at Wright Park in Tacoma, 501 South I Street, and is presented by Metro Parks Tacoma, Pierce County Council District Four, and the City of Tacoma. For more information, visit http://www.EthnicFestTacoma.com or contact Ethnic Fest coordinator Joel Chang at joelc@tacomaparks.com , or (253) 305-1043.