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DiverCity Festival returns to Lexington

Celebrate the different cultures that make Lexington unique.

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Explore 70+ culture booths downtown on Saturday, May 25. | Photo provided by Paul Martin, DiverCity Lexington

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Put up those passports — we’re giving you the details on how you can take a trip around the world in one afternoon. DiverCity Festival returns to Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza next Saturday, May 25, where you can enjoy a full day of learning, immersing, embracing, and celebrating the many cultures woven into the fabric of Lexington.

We’re breaking down what you can expect when you venture into downtown, as well as how you can help encourage inclusivity in our community.

Who is DiverCity?

The board came together from the 2018-2019 Leadership Lexington class, who all had a desire and shared goal of highlighting their unique cultural experiences. The team hosted its first festival in 2019 and has maintained its objective ever since: Educate. Embrace. Celebrate.

If you’re interested in volunteering or becoming a board member of DiverCity, you can reach out to the team to learn more.

The deets

The family-friendly celebration is Saturday, May 25, 12-7 p.m.

  • Educate yourself by exploring the 70+ cultural booths at the courthouse plaza
  • Embrace different cultures by heading to the main stage on Short Street, which will showcase 30+ cultural performances from the Bluegrass Ceili Academy + more
  • Celebrate by trying cuisines from all over, including ice cream from Sav’s Chill, American vegan from Moody Mike’s, Japanese street food from Teppan, and 15+ other food vendors
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