The awarding-winning 7th annual Weston World Fest returns to Weston Regional Park with a full display of our wonderful international community. The City of Weston and the Arts Council of Greater Weston are delighted to announce that this popular free event will be held Sunday, March 6, 2022, from noon to 4:00 pm.
Arts Council President Laura Dobrzanski, is thrilled with a return to our full presentations, noting, “Last year, everyone pitched in to make the World Fest Drive Thru a success. We are delighted to be able to return to the park with our usual full display.”
Twenty interactive country booths will interpret this year’s festival theme “Seasons”, giving viewers a peek at what it’s like to spend a year in each country. New to the lineup are Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Paraguay, and Kazakhstan. All ages will enjoy the costumes, music, and interactive activities representing these diverse cultures. There will also be a “Garden” section dedicated to sponsors and local nonprofit organizations, offering information and additional photo ops.
As always, the event features a student Passport Program so our young crowd can take a tour of the world. Students can receive free tickets for different activity stations such as henna art, balloon art, and airbrush tattoos based on the number of countries they visit.
Our entertainment lineup, representing many cultures, will perform live on the stage. Expect to see colorfully dressed dancers and hear music representing such far-flung locations as India, Brazil, the British Isles, Spain, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
To please your palate, food vendors will offer a taste of a variety of international cuisines, including Greek, Italian, Spanish, and other global fares. These will be available for purchase.
Carol Lema, Founder, and Director of Weston World Fest, notes, “After a very challenging year, I am pleased that the Fest continues on. I’m so very grateful for our dedicated and talented volunteers.”
Annalisa Walker, Special Events Director for the City of Weston, sums it up, “This unique event brings people together from all walks of life in an outdoor venue to celebrate Weston’s rich diversity. Guests at World Fest have the opportunity to explore the world, in the comfort of their backyard, through its exhibition of country booths, international food, and live on-stage entertainment. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy this year’s event, it won’t disappoint.”