- When: Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 10:00am
- Where: Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall
- Type: Special Event
- Admission and parking are free.
WorldFest 2012, a celebration of the many ethnic groups in Central Illinois in conjunction with Youth Doing the Right Thing, will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Exhibit Hall D. Parking and admission are free. The Central Illinois Black Expo will be held in Exhibit Halls A & B.
The International Food Court will feature ethnic appetizers and desserts from around the world. There will also be entertainment provided by the participating ethnic groups. The event also features a raffle with various prizes. Raffle tickets are $5 each, three for $10, or seven for $20.
WorldFest 2012 begins with an Opening Ceremony and Presentation of Flag Colors with local dignitaries presiding. The event will include local representation from many cultures, including Chinese-American, Native American, Indo-American, Irish-American, Italian-American, Greek-American, Vietnamese-American, German-American, Croatian-American, Korean-American, Lebanese-American, Hispanic-American, Swiss-American and Filipino-American.
Support for WorldFest 2012 is provided by JMP Radio Group, Ameren Illinois and Brewers Distributing.
WorldFest 2012 is a cultural event created locally by the Peoria Civic Center Authority’s Cultural Diversity Committee that features live entertainment related to participating countries, ethnic food, cultural displays, and unique items for sale at the World Market booths.