The City of Louisville takes pride in being a compassionate city, a warm and welcoming place that immigrants from around the world and their descendents call home and where they can share and take pride in their heritage.
To showcase our diversity, Louisville celebrates with WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals. This year WorldFest celebrates its 14th anniversary with four days of expanded world food, music, dance, culture and education this Labor Day weekend.
“Cities that embrace and encourage their international citizens and cultures will thrive, have a stronger quality of life and will attract new growth and jobs,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. ‘WorldFest is a great event for exploring and celebrating Louisville’s many faces and cultures and we always look to make it more vibrant, diverse and educational. So, it’s exciting to add many new features and attractions for the 14th Annual WorldFest.”
With over 100 languages spoken in the Louisville public schools and 35 percent of the city’s population growth over the past 15 years coming from international residents from over 150 different countries throughout the world, Louisville is more culturally diverse than ever before.
WorldFest takes place in downtown Louisville at the Belvedere located at 5th Street and Main Street.
Each year, the Jewish Community Relations Council participates in the celebration with a booth that showcases our heritage and offers information about the Jewish community here in Louisville.
Volunteers are needed to help work at the JCRC booth Friday, Sunday and Monday, September 2, 4 and 5, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. If you’d like to be part of the fun and represent the Jewish community for a shift or two, contact JCRC Director Matt Goldberg, 502-238-27076 or email@example.com for more information.