The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

2011 World of Montgomery Festival

Date: Sun, October 16th 2011
Additional Time Info: Noon to 5:00pm
External Link: Event Website

Wheaton Triangle
2424 Reedie Drive (Grandview Avenue & Reedie Drive, 1 block from the Wheaton Metro station)
Wheaton, MD 20902

The World of Montgomery Festival celebrates, explores and shares the diverse cultural heritages which play an active role in the lives of Montgomery County residents and communities. It will feature music and dance performances by County-based artists, food and craft vendors and a hands-on cultural education area, and health fair.   Local non-profit organizations and County agencies will also be represented.

The festival will also serve as the kick-off event for Montgomery County Community service Week with volunteer opportunities available on event day and throughout the week. 

A health fair will also be featured at this year's event with free and confidential heatlh screenings being offered throughout the day.


To download the event flyer in English & Spanish click here
For more information on Community Service Week and service projects, click
here. To download a health fair flyer, click here.

World of Montgomery performers include:

Caribbean Dance Traditions (Jamaican dance)
Anna Mwalangho (West African singer/storyteller)
Wrhatnala USA (Indonesian dancers)
Tambores de San Juan (Venezuelan drummers)
La Escuela de Danzas Ritmos de Peru (Peruvian dance)
The Bog Band (Irish Music)
Jin-Ling Dance Academy (Chinese dance)
Capoeira DC (Brazilian martial arts/dance)
Lilo Gonzales (Salvadoran music)
Creative Fitness Zumba (Latin dance fitness)

International food will be offered from the following restaurants:

The Limerick Pub (Irish)
Los Cobanos (Salvadoran/Mexican)
Saigonese Restaurant (Vietnamese)
Hollywood East Cafe
Island Hut (Jamaican)
Global Cafe African Grill (African)
Ghar-E-Kabob (Indian)
Blessed Coffee (Ethiopian)
Pollo Sabroso (Latin American)
Bete Ethiopian Cuisine & Cafe (Ethiopian)
Corned Beef King
Skew Works

International Arts and Crafts from the following vendors:
Bazar Victoria
The Africa Memory Game
Veronika Amaya Designs
Design by Irina Yudkina
Kenyan Arts & Crafts
Association for Educational Development in El Salvado
Today's Accessories
Jewels By Joan II
South African Bazaar
International Beads Fashion
YL Fashions
Tagua Vegetable Ivory

We are no longer accepting nonprofit/county or craft booth applications.

For general questions regarding the event, click here or please contact Sidney Cooper at 240-777-8106.

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