About The skokie Festival of Cultures 

Since 1991, the event, held at Skokie’s 19-acre Oakton Park, has grown over nearly three decades from 14 cultures with 1,000 attendees, to more than 30 cultures and 25,000 visitors, annually. Over two days in May, visitors enjoy ethnic folk music and dance, arts and crafts, international children's games, food and drrinks, cultural booths, and the festival’s iconic flag display. The festival has been honored with both state and national art event programming awards.


The first Skokie Festival of Cultures was initiated and planned in 1990 by a newly-formed Skokie ethnic diversity committee, as well as the Skokie Human Relations Commission, Skokie Park District, Rotary Club of Skokie, Village of Skokie and the Skokie Public Library.


Read more about the history of the Festival of Cultures here.

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