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The Global Village Festival of Greater Akron is a celebration of international and ethnic diversity in our community. This event will highlight the dynamics of the cultural diversity in our modern urban environment, and is designed to enable distinctive cultural expressions – including performances, exhibitions, international cuisine, and much more. Join us in celebrating Summit County’s history of diversity and ethnic communities.

MISSION STATEMENT:     
A well-attended, inclusive celebration of existing and emerging local diversity.

HISTORY
Beginning in 2010, several community leaders and culturally focused community organizations discussed the importance of bringing greater awareness of the value and richness of our local diversity. The focus was to highlight the international and ethnic diversity of the city as an extremely important community asset that can enrich and enlarge our collective world view.

In 2012, a small committee of cultural community members and the founding partners that included Asian Services In Action Inc., International Institute of Akron, Akron International Friendship, United Way of Summit County, Lock 3 and the City of Akron, established the first annual celebration of international cultures, Global Village Festival of Greater Akron.
 

 

Please email: melick@akronohio.gov or call 330.375.2835

Global Village Festival of Greater Akron | Attn: Melissa Elick, 220 S. Balch Street., Akron, OH 44302
Fiscal Sponsor: United Way of Summit County | 90 North Prospect Street, Akron, OH  44304  |  
www.akrongvf.org