Opening Ceremonies and Parade of Flags at 11 a.m.
Special Appearance by
5:30 pm Performance
Welcome to the inaugural Mount Prospect Celebrations of Cultures event. The Mayor and the Village Board have long recognized the diverse population that makes up the Village. As a result, the Mount Prospect Celebration of Cultures has been planned as commemoration to honor the many diverse populations that live side by side in the Village.
This event will take place on September 29th between the hours of
11 am to 7pm, at Kopp Park, located just behind RecPlex, 420 Dempster Street. The Celebration of Cultures will feature entertainment, cultural booths, craft fair and food from around the world.
Crafts from Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages is a free trade craft outlet. From communities throughout the developing world, every inspired design is crafted with love using local materials (usually natural or recycled) and time-honored skills by makers They have known and worked with for years.
Every purchase improves the lives of makers by supporting their craft and providing a fair, stable income.
Small plates will be available for the price of $3 so visitors can try several different dishes. Below is a list of participating vendors as of 9/6/2018.
- Trezeros Kitchen & Tap | Italian
- E & O Food & Drink | Asian
- Qulinarnia | Polish
- Mr. Kimichi | Korean
- Mina Restaurant | Mediterranean
- Canta Napoli | German
- KD Market | Polish
- Avanti Café | Italian
- Hacienda El Sombrero | Mexican
- Capannari Ice Cream | Vanillas from Around the World
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
Here is a list of some of the acts participating throughout the day.
- Hispanic Heritage Dancers (Euclid School) | Mexican | 11:45 a.m.
- Ballet Expressions | International Ballet | 12:00 p.m.
- Saol Academy of Irish Dance | Irish | 1:30 p.m.
- Impulse Dance Ensemble | Riff Raff Hip Hop Dancers | 2:00 p.m.
- Zydeco Voodoo | Cajun/French/American | 3:00 p.m.
- Chicago Korean Dance Company | Korean | 4:00 p.m.
- Polonia Dance Ensemble | Polish | 4:30 p.m.
- Cricket Demonstration | 1:00 p.m.
- Fencing Demonstration | 5:00 p.m.
- Closing Act! Funkadesi at 5:30 pm