An Unforgettable Cultural Extravaganza

An event to bring the world together as one global family

World Culture Festival was born out of inspiration: it was a vision to create a celebration that reflected both the world’s unity and incredible diversity–its music and dance, soaring artistry and urgent dreams. And so a stage was born. Since then, the festival has entertained, thrilled, and inspired more than five million people over 20 years. Past festivals were held in Berlin, New Delhi, and Bangalore. 

Now, for the first time, the festival comes to America where it will be hosted on the National Mall in Washington DC. It will feature unforgettable performances and, perhaps more importantly, bring us all together again. Sept. 29-Oct 1, we invite you to come be part of the wonder at World Culture Festival.

Welcome to the Festival

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Spirit of the Festival

“The purpose of the World Culture Festival is to send a message that the whole world is one family and we can all coexist with our differences. It is an opportunity for leaders from all segments of society - business, politics, religion, academia - to come together and renew their vision to work for the common welfare.

The Festival provides a platform for the preservation of local and indigenous traditions through music and dance as well as the opportunity for everyone else to relish and enjoy. This is a movement for the revival of universal human values such as love, compassion, and friendliness.”

– Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Founder, Art of Living Foundation & International Association for Human Values

Globally renowned humanitarian, spiritual leader, and peace envoy Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

– Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Founder, Art of Living Foundation & International Association for Human Values

About Us

The Art of Living is one of the world’s largest volunteer-based non-profits. Together with our partner organization, the International Association for Human Values, we aim to help create a stress-free, violence-free society. We offer programs to help individuals and communities lower stress, improve mental health, and build resilience. We are also actively engaged in service projects that work towards conflict resolution, transformation for prison inmates, environmental restoration, and rural development. Our programs and initiatives have reached more than 500 million people in 180 countries.

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