St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival, June 9-12
This free festival is a showcase of the Greek community. It features dancing, costumes, traditional dishes and tours of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. www.greekfolkfestival.org
LatinoFest, June 25-26
Patterson Park becomes a cosmos of Hispanic arts and culture, featuring live musical performances, dances and authentic Latino food. www.latinofest.org
African American Festival, July 2-3
It’s all about edutainment—that’s education and entertainment– at this celebration of African-American ancestry (formally known as AFRAM). National African-American musicians and locals grace the stage. Attendees can get health tips and history lessons at the various educational exhibits. www.africanamericanfestival.net
Caribbean Carnival Festival, July 8-10
Can’t make to the islands for an official Carnival? Get a glimpse of the traditional island costumed parade here in Clifton Park. March along to the sounds of soca, reggae and steel drum bands. And you can’t pass up that authentic Caribbean cuisine! It’s held Friday 4-9 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday noon-9 p.m.
International Festival, August 6- 7
If you want a taste of various cultures in one location, the International Festival is the place to be. Held at Poly/Western High School, the free festival features music, dancing and a variety of ethnic foods from around the world.
Ukrainian Festival, Sept. 10-11
It’s fun for family members of all ages at this free festival that includes traditional crafts, a Ukrainian beer garden and children’s activities and storytelling. www.ukrainianfestival.net
Russian Festival, Oct. 14-16
Celebrate Russian heritage with customary foods, music and crafts at Trinity Russian Orthodox Church at 1723 East Fairmount Avenue. www.russfest.org