Global Fest spotlights Aurora’s international cultures at annual celebration

Posted at 1:21 PM, Aug 05, 2019

Denver7 is proud to support Global Fest, the city of Aurora’s free annual celebration of international cultures on Saturday, Aug. 17. Now in its sixth year, Global Fest is a fun-filled day of music, dance, art and food from around the world.

The event includes two stages of performances, food vendors with global flavors, a Parade of Nations, an International Fashion Show, an International Marketplace, activities for the whole family and more. One in five Aurora residents was born outside the United States, and Global Fest is an opportunity to showcase our differences while celebrating our diversity and what unites us as a city.

New to Global Fest this year is the International Marketplace, sponsored by ConocoPhillips. The International Marketplace features vendors selling merchandise inspired by their heritage and cultures. In addition, this year’s Global Fest features a performance by acclaimed Colombian electro harpist Enki Bello on the BOK Financial Stage.

Global Fest features 13 food vendors as well as a beer garden and a children’s activity area, including crafts and activities from Museo de las Americas, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Denver Zoo, in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center.

Global Fest takes place Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aurora Municipal Center’s Great Lawn located at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012.

Parking is free at the Aurora Municipal Center, but those who wish to avoid the hassles of traffic and parking are encouraged to ride RTD’s R Line light rail to Aurora Metro Center Station, a short walk from the event site.

For more information, visit thisAurora Globalfest's website.