Multicultural Festival

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The 3rd Annual Multicultural festival will be held Friday, September 14, 2018, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Carco Theatre, and Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Renton Pavilion Event Center & Piazza Park.

Some of the most talented performers in the area will be on stage, so if you’ve always wanted to dance the Lion Dance or watch African and Taiko drummers up close, we hope you’ll come take part.  Admission to this family friendly festival is free.

Entertainment Schedule

2017 Entertainment Schedule

Carco Theatre
September 22, 7 - 10 p.m.

Olga Guse Refugees
Video 

Festival Opening

Halau Hula O Lono 
Polynesian Dancers

Renton High School
Filipino Club: Tinikling
Asian Pacific Islander Club: K-pop

Phulkari
East Indian Youth Dancers

Rowan Fae Dance School
Irish Dance

Northwest Tap Connection
Tap Dance

Nirtyalaya School of Dance
South Indian Classical Dance

Evening Close


September 23
3:00 - 7:00pm.
Renton Pavilion Event Center

Festival Opening Ceremonies
Special Appearances

Miss Washington Nicole Renard
& Former Q13 News Anchor Derek Wing

Mshenga
African Drummers

Chinese Lion Dancers & Drummers
Lion Dance & Drums

Zambuko Marimba Ensemble
Marimba Music

Chinese Lion Dancers &
NW Kung Fun & Fitness Martial Arts

Lion Dance & Martial Arts

Trio Los Latinos Mariachi Band
Mariachi Music

Ranjit Gatka Akhara: Martial Arts
Seattle di Mutiyaara Punjabi Dance
Group:
Punjabi Dance

Grupo Cultural Oaxaqueno
& La Banda Gozona
Oaxacan Music

Ravishing Women
Festival Finale

Festival Close

Updated as of September 19, 2017

Food Vendors

Food VendorsDiscover the world through food! From a selection of ethnic dishes to choose from, try a new country through each bite. Saturday’s event will have a lineup of international food trucks, which will have a combination of dietary options, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free.

Updated as of August 21, 2017

Cultural Activities

Cultural ActivitiesThere will be many opportunities for attendees to participate and enjoy our cultural activities. Connect with the different heritages from all over the world right here in Renton. Activities will showcase interactive cultural booths, arts & crafts, storytelling inspired by The Moth, Twitter Wall, and more!

Updated as of August 21, 2017

Storytelling

Storytelling at Renton Multicultural FestivalAs of September 21, 2017
Storytellers are invited to share their stories at the Renton Multicultural Festival at the Piazza Park in downtown Renton on Saturday, September 23, from 4pm to 6pm.

Inspired by national storytelling events like The Moth, the goal is to honor and celebrate diversity and the commonality of human experience through the art of storytelling. The festival will include a storytelling stage where anyone from the public can sign-up to tell a story. Stories will be video-taped and curated by the Renton History Museum. Everyone has a story to tell and no advance registration is necessary. Interested participants can enter their names at the event and will be selected randomly to tell their stories. The stories should be based on one of the following themes and limited to 4 minutes.

  • Journey Stories
  • Back in my day...
  • How I got here...
  • What is your favorite family tradition?

Storyteller and Renton resident, Marcia Tate Arunga will open the stage with an excerpt from her book, “The Stolen Ones and How They Were Missed”.

Updated as of September 21, 2017

Location & Directions

As of 2017
September 22

7 to 10 p.m.
Carco Theatre
1717 SE Maple Valley Highway
Renton, WA 98057

September 23
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Renton Pavilion Event Center & Piazza Park
233 Burnett Ave South
Renton, WA 98057

Parking

Free street parking is available throughout downtown Renton.
City Center Garage (655 South 2nd Street). Garage is open from 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Overnight parking is not allowed.

Where to Stay

Renton offers many hotels you can choose from for your stay.
For a full list, please visit the Renton Chamber of Commerce.

Vendors

Food Vendors at Multicultural FestivalDiscover the world through food! From a selection of ethnic dishes to choose from, try a new country through each bite. Saturday’s event will have a lineup of international food trucks, which will have a combination of dietary options, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free.

Updated as of August 21, 2017

Storytelling

Storytellers are invited to share their stories at the Renton Multicultural Festival at the Piazza Park in downtown Renton. 

Storytelling at Renton's Multicultural FestivalInspired by national storytelling events like The Moth, the goal is to honor and celebrate diversity and the commonality of human experience through the art of storytelling. The festival will include a storytelling stage where anyone from the public can sign-up to tell a story. Stories will be video-taped and curated by the Renton History Museum. Everyone has a story to tell and no advance registration is necessary. Interested participants can enter their names at the event and will be selected randomly to tell their stories. The stories should be based on one of the following themes and limited to 4 minutes.

  • Journey Stories
  • Back in my day...
  • How I got here...
  • What is your favorite family tradition? 

Storyteller and Renton resident, Marcia Tate Arunga will open the stage with an excerpt from her book, “The Stolen Ones and How They Were Missed”.

Updated as of September 21, 2017

Cultural Activities

Cultural ActivitiesThere will be many opportunities for attendees to participate and enjoy our cultural activities. Connect with the different heritages from all over the world right here in Renton. Activities will showcase interactive cultural booths, arts & crafts, storytelling inspired by The Moth, Twitter Wall, and more!

Updated as of August 21, 2017

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