Multicultural Festival

Multicultural Festival
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.

Food Vendors

Discover 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.

Cultural Activities

There 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!

Storytelling

Storytellers are invited to share their stories at the Renton Multicultural Festival at the Piazza Park in downtown Renton on Saturday, September 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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?

Location & Directions

September 14
6 to 9 p.m.
Carco Theatre
1717 SE Maple Valley Highway
Renton, WA 98057

September 15
11 a.m. to 3 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.

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