Food and Drink, Festivals

Festival of Nations

When: Sat., Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2015

It's always good to know your neighbors. That's why the world comes to Tower Grove Park (4256 Magnolia Avenue; 314-773-9090 or www.festivalofnations.org) for the Festival of Nations every summer. Presented by the International Institute of St. Louis, the region's largest multicultural bash offers new sights, sounds and tastes from more 40 ethnic food booths and cultural objects from 35 gift booths. The Family Arts & Crafts area presents hands-on activities, while the Village Green offers a Colombian carnival and ethnic dance lessons. Spanning the globe is easy as the national pastimes of other countries are played at the World Sports and Game Meadow, and a diverse program of entertainers perform across three stages. The Festival of Nations is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (August 30). Admission is free.

Rob Levy

Price: free admission