Tennessee June 25, 2017
7 Ethnic Festivals In Tennessee That Will Wow You In The Best Way Possible
An ethnic festival is a celebration of the many people that make this beautiful state varied and diverse. It’s a joy to be able to celebrate the heart of this state, the heart of our nation, through festivals and celebrations that honor our differences as well as our similarities. Here in Tennessee, there are seven festivals of note that we find to be absolutely on par – have you been to any? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
1. Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival - Nashville
Did you know that 1 out of every 6 Nashville residents was born in a foreign country? The Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is the perfect way to celebrate them all! The 2017 festival is scheduled for October 7th at Centennial Park, it will feature performances on 5 different stages, and it's free! Don't miss it!
2. Knoxville Asian Festival
Showcasing culture and traditions from the whole continent of Asia, the Knoxville Asian Festival gives each participating country a chance to showcase their music, food, and fashion. The festival takes place in Market Square, and the 2017 rendition is scheduled for August 27th.
3. Oktoberfest - Nashville
One of the most popular festivals in Nashville, Oktoberfest is held every October in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville. It's actually the second largest Oktoberfest in America! This year's festivities are scheduled from October 5th-8th and feature music, arts and crafts, and of course, beer.
4. Cherokee Heritage Days - Knoxville
Celebrating the Native Americans that lived in Knoxville and the surrounding area well before European settlers, the Cherokee Heritage Days takes place every summer and features reenactments, dance demonstrations, food, and crafts.
5. Israel Festival - Memphis
2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Annual Israel Festival, which is also held at the Agricenter in Memphis. The event is free and has booths featuring Ask the Rabbi, travel information, and famous and interesting Israelis. The goal of the festival is to promote and celebrate true Israeli culture. The 2017 festival is slated for November 13th.
6. Greek Fest - Knoxville
Held every year at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, Knoxville's Greek Fest features authentic Greek food, live music, and traditional Greek dancing. 2017 marks the 37th annual celebration of the festival and is scheduled for September 15th and 16th.
7. NAIA PowWow - Nashville
Held at Long Hunter State Park just outside of Nashville, the Pow Wow is a celebration of Native American culture, geared at teaching members of the community about their rich history and culture. This year, make your way to Long Hunter State Park from October 20th - 22nd to experience this truly amazing festival.
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