Save the date for Chandler’s 29th annual Multicultural Festival

Dec. 21, 2023
Four female ballet folkorico dancers standing next to each other while holding their colorful skirts

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Chandler’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Division invites the community to the 29th annual Multicultural Festival on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park: Stage Plaza, 178 E. Commonwealth Ave. This free event promotes the cultural diversity within Chandler through live music, dance, art, food and more.

Attendees can experience live performances from a variety of diverse performers, ethnic foods and kids’ activities. Performers include Indigenous Enterprise, Lisa THEE' Oracle Hightower, Fushicho Daiko, and Yumi La Rosa Flamenco, among others. Attendees also will be able to purchase items from unique cultural vendors and receive information from a variety of local businesses, nonprofits and community organizations.

The featured entertainment schedule, along with a list of participating community organizations and food & merchandise vendors, is available online at Chandler Multicultural Festival.

This year’s festival is sponsored by Intel. During the event, Intel will announce its current cohort of grant awardees from its Equity in STEAM Initiative in partnership with the YMCA on the Downtown Stage at noon. This initiative was created to advance women and people of color across STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) careers, to improve representation across the sector and the state of Arizona.

In addition, the winners of the city’s 2024 Creative Expression Competition will be announced onstage starting at 12:23 p.m. This year’s theme was “Creating a Community Where Differences are Embraced.” The winning artwork will be on display during the event (near the stage) and also will be featured online at Creative Expression Competition.

For more information on the annual festival, connect with Adrianna Tušek Erickson at 480-782-2224.


Media contact:
Stephanie Romero
Public Information Officer, City of Chandler