World Culture Festival

An unforgettable cultural extravaganza

USA Fall 2023

Join us for a unique three-day experience featuring incredible talent from around the world.

“In a world which is so polarized, divided and despondent, it is time for us to come together in celebration, where we appreciate the rich diversity on this planet. It’s high time we recognize we are a one world family.”

– Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Founder, Art of Living Foundation &

International Association for Human Values

Art. Music. Dance. Speeches.

World Peace Meditation.

Live music + dance...

Enjoy spectacular music and dance performances from around the globe, showcasing the rich cultural diversity the world has to offer.

A wakeup call to humanity...

A wakeup call to humanity to recognize and celebrate our rich diversity. 

Photo Credit: National Parks Service

In America's backyard...

Attendees will travel the world on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This historic event will bring together people from Argentina to Zimbabwe, Canada to Australia, and from every state of America. 

Soul soothing meditation...

Experience a powerful guided meditation for one and all in a world of differences and growing polarization.

Past Festivals

World Culture Festival I

2.5 million attendees

Bangalore, India. 2006

World Culture Festival II

70,000 attendees

Berlin, Germany. 2011

World Culture Festival III

3,75 million attendees

New Delhi, India. 2016

What they're saying...

"[Art of Living] has an incredible following that cuts through all religions, cultures and backgrounds, a very difficult thing to do in today’s world.”

Mr. Joseph R. Biden

President of the United States of America

"This unique confluence of art, music, culture and thought is a great celebration of diversity among cultures from across the world, even as it showcases the oneness of mankind."

Mr. Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India

"The World Culture Festival allows people from all across the world the chance to experience and celebrate diverse cultures in a respectful and positive atmosphere."

Mr. Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

"World Culture Festival’s vision of a One World Family is an example to us all, as is the Foundation’s work promoting peace, harmony and understanding between people of different faiths, nationalities and backgrounds."

Mr. David Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

“A meeting no politician on earth could even dream of.”

Ms. Édith Cresson

Former Prime Minister of France

“Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the Art of Living Foundation are heralds of peace in a planet tormented by conflict and violence. He teaches us that happiness and peace dwell inside us and that we only need to connect with them in order to live our true essence.”

Mr. Juan Manuel Santos

Former President of Colombia

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World Culture Festival replaces feelings of isolation with a sense of belonging; reminding us all that we belong to the same planet, the same spirit, and the same global family. Donate today to be part of this historic moment.

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We are facing an unprecedented increase in identity-based conflict and violence, growing religious and ethnic divides. The World Culture Festival lifts our spirits in celebration and unity, and replaces feelings of isolation with a sense of belonging and community; reminding us all that we belong to the same planet, the same spirit, and the same global family… We need your support to launch this spectacular event. The opportunity is tremendous.