World Culture Festival

The Largest Celebration of Diversity! A Cultural Olympics

Sep 2023, National Mall, DC

3 Festivals

6M+ Attendees

155 Countries

💃🏻 Dance 😎 Chill 🎉 Celebrate 🎤 Get Inspired

We belong to the same planet, the same spirit, and the same global family… And that’s something worth celebrating.

“When celebration comes from a place of enthusiasm and joy, it can uplift and unite all around us, bringing freedom from our traumatic past and sparking hope for the future. This type of celebration is service. It is sacred. Turn your celebration into a sacred offering for society.”
– Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Be part of an epic celebration of diversity & unity!

Bringing the cultures together to celebrate diversity and unity.

LIVE MUSIC & DANCE

Vibrant Performances

Enjoy spectacular music and dance shows from around the globe, showcasing the rich cultural diversity Alabama has to offer, and walk away with a new playlist!

INTERNATIONAL FOOD TRUCKS

Go on an adventure!

Travel the globe through an international food truck bonanza. Expand your world with new flavors, cultures, tastes, sensations, food experiences, and fresh ideas—where will you travel?

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INSPIRED SPEAKERS

Ignite the mind, awaken the soul

Hear from renowned speakers to reawaken and stir the depths of thought, hope, possibility, and curiosity. Meet like-minded folks, connect in community, and light that inner fire of insight.

PEACE MEDITATION

Celebrate YOU

A global peace meditation to heal the fabric of society torn apart by polarization.

“When celebration comes from a place of enthusiasm and joy, it can uplift and unite all around us, bringing freedom from our traumatic past and sparking hope for the future. This type of celebration is service. It is sacred. Turn your celebration into a sacred offering for society.”
– Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Previous global World Culture Festivals:

World Culture Festival I

2 million attendees

Bangalore, India. 2006

World Culture Festival II

50,000 attendees

Berlin, Germany. 2011

World Culture Festival III

3,75 million attendees

New Delhi, India. 2016

World Culture Festival: Recognition

The world culture festival brings presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, dignitaries, spiritual leaders, social activists, artists, and people of all races, religions, and political stances together in the spirit of global unity and vibrant celebration.

" The World Culture Festival is a celebration of our common humanity that brings together thousands of participants to work to create a violence free, stress free society by honoring and valuing all traditions and cultures. "

Hon. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

" 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

“Ancient Indian psychology is advanced and profound. Tibetans, as students of the Nalanda tradition, have derived great benefit from it. In ahimsa and inter-religious harmony, India sets an example for the rest of the world, and I believe the World Culture Festival is taking place in that spirit.”

The Dalai Lama

“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

President of Colombia

Be part of an epic celebration of diversity

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Donate and Support World Culture Festival IV

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.

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