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The 19th Annual World Beat Festival has come and gone already, and we would like to express our appreciation to all who helped make it happen this year! To the 95 performance groups and individuals, 77 cultural exhibitors and vendors, 61 sponsors and supporters, and over 900 volunteers who gave it their all – THANK YOU!

We’d also like to thank the 20,000+ people who joined us at Riverfront Park to celebrate and explore cultural traditions, eat great food and enjoy phenomenal performances and demonstrations. We’re so happy you joined us!

Planning for the 20th World Beat Festival is under way. If you are interested in working behind the scenes, we have volunteer groups that manage just about every aspect of the Festival - from logistics, to vendors, to volunteers. 

Save the date for the 20th annual World Beat Festival on June 24 and 25, 2017, at Riverfront Park. Stay in touch with us by visiting our Facebook page. Or to find out more about our organization, visit our website at SalemMulticultural.org

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2015 World Beat Festival in Salem, Oregon
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2015 World Beat Festival in Salem, Oregon
2015 World Beat Festival in Salem, Oregon
2015 World Beat Festival in Salem, Oregon

Save the Date for the
20th annual World Beat Festival
June 24-25, 2017

Riverfront Park | Salem, Oregon

Celebrate and explore culture at Oregon’s largest multicultural event all year.

25,000 visitors, 125 performances, 70 cultures, 2 days, 1 world 

Experience world customs, traditions, ethnic foods, crafts, discussions, demonstrations, children’s activities, three parades, and dragon boat racing! Join us as we celebrate the food, music and culture of Cuba with special exhibits and performances throughout the weekend.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per person or $15 per family.


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