Ninth Annual Weston World Fest Returns with New Additions

On Sunday, March 3, 2024, Weston World Fest returns to Weston Regional Park.  Presented by the Arts Council of Greater Weston, this free event celebrates world cultures via international booths, cuisine, and on-stage performances.  Hours are 12 noon-4:00 pm.

Carol Lema, Vice President of the Arts Council and event founder/director, notes: “As we approach our ninth year celebrating this festival, I’m touched by the number of volunteers who continue to bring so much enthusiasm and authenticity to the event. It truly is our hardworking volunteers plus the tremendous support we receive from the City of Weston, from Broward County and from sponsors that make a community event of this size possible.”

The theme this year is “Folk Tales, Fables and Fairy Tales”.  Twenty country booths and a Theme Village will present their interpretation of this theme.  They are manned by friends and neighbors from our diverse community.  New this year are The Magic Cow, Uruguay and French Polynesia.  Each will have creative activities and displays highlighting their cultures.

An international food court will feature food, drinks, and desserts for purchase.  In addition to past favorites, this year will include The Magic Cow, Kulinary Rhapsody, and an authentic French dessert Citroen from Le Macaron.

Throughout the afternoon, there will be international performances.  New this year are Polish harpist Karina Kusz, Wayna Music of the Andes, a drum unit from India, and Brazilian vocalists. Two special favorites are the American Sign Language advanced honors dance group and the Cypress Bay Sound of Thunder Marching Band, which will open the festival.

Annalisa Walker, Special Events Manager for the City of Weston “This culturally diverse event provides the community with an opportunity to explore the world in simply a few hours. Bringing people together in this way, is valuable but also makes Weston unique”.

 Kids elementary age and above can participate in passport program activities.  All ages can enjoy storytelling, juggling, henna art, photo ops, and family-safe archery.  Don’t miss these activities and more.

President Laura Dobrzanski summed it up perfectly.  “We are thrilled to continue to organize such a significant event every year that brings together so many unique organizations including many of our local community partners such as the Weston Music Society, Weston Art Guild, Weston Community Garden Society, Weston Friends of the Library, and others in which we can all unify around the celebration of culture and diversity.”