By Alyssa Green
Sacramento is nationally recognized as one of the most racially diverse and racially integrated cities in America.” So, it goes without saying that we are beyond fortunate to have access to such a diverse cultural landscape. In celebration of this cultural diversity, Old Sacramento is playing host to the 6th Annual Sac World Fest this weekend.
“Families and individuals will enjoy traveling the world within Old Sacramento to experience different world cultures through various interactive and educational opportunities. The family friendly extravaganza will feature six performance areas with more than 40 performances, a Global Village featuring cooking demonstrations and unique insights into various cultures, children’s entertainment in the Eagle Theater and many other activities.”
The festival kicks off on Saturday evening with a spotlight on Native American heritage. Headlining the celebration will be Pascua Yoqui tribe member and Native American dancer, singer, teacher, playwright and filmmaker, Edward Madril. Madril, who has performed throughout the Western United States over the past 20 years, performs on Old Sacramento’s Waterfront Stage at 6pm. Admission is FREE.
The festival continues on Sunday, as Old Sacramento is transformed into a bustling multi-cultural center complete with live performances of music and dance, hands-on activities for the kiddos, cooking and dancing demonstrations, and much more. Admission is FREE. For a complete Sac World Fest schedule, click here.