LSS Multi-Cultural Center is proud to announce the 26th Annual Festival of Cultures presented by First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard, happening in downtown Sioux Falls on Saturday, June 10.
The Festival of Cultures is a free, family-friendly day of live entertainment, food trucks, and kids activities. The event was established to engage the community with the wealth of cultural diversity in Sioux Falls.
"This event has always served as a bridge between varied cultural communities in our city," said Rebecca Kiesow-Knudsen, LSS President and CEO. "It's an opportunity for us to celebrate diversity and it helps strengthen Sioux Falls to be a community for everyone who lives here."
This year, LSS is partnering with Levitt at the Falls to provide a centralized space for people to learn, celebrate and share. Patrons will enjoy live ethnic music, dance, and art while learning how to make traditional food and crafts. Activities take place between 10am-3pm in the south parking lot of Levitt at the Falls, and the event will cap off with a Levitt concert by Chilean artist Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna at 6:30pm.
"We're very excited about our partnership with Levitt at the Falls," said Valeria Wicker, LSS Multi-Cultural Center. "Having a dedicated space and stage, as well as an amazing lineup of events, will make this year extremely successful."
This will be the first Festival of Cultures since LSS and the MCC began integrating programming in October 2022. Throughout this transition, LSS continues to listen actively to the growing needs of our community, gather insight from individuals and groups from all cultural backgrounds, and strategically plan and apply those insights to ensure that the MCC is a valuable and vibrant resource for our community.
For more information on this year's Festival of Cultures, including a schedule of events, visit Festival.LssSD.org.
LSS responds to changing needs in South Dakota communities. Our mission: Inspired by God's love, we care for, support and strengthen individuals, families, and communities and believe in the vision that all people in South Dakota will be healthy, safe, and accepted. LSS is one of the largest private non-profit human service agencies in South Dakota serving people of all ages, faiths, races, and economic statuses with professional, confidential, and affordable services statewide.