Celebrate the various cultural communities in Sioux Falls at the 26th Annual Festival of Cultures on Saturday, June 10.
LSS Multi-Cultural Center is excited to partner with Levitt at the Falls to provide a centralized space for people to learn, celebrate and share.
"Experiencing the different cultures in our community is an important opportunity that we are proud to provide," says Rebecca Kiesow-Knudsen, CEO and president of LSS. "Year after year, we get excited about bringing people together to celebrate the diversity of cultures here in Sioux Falls."
Activities will take place between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the south parking lot. Patrons will enjoy live music, dance, and art while learning how to make traditional food and crafts. The event will welcome 50 vendors, including four food trucks: SDSU Ice Cream, 502 Sabores, Cheesy Noodlez, and Hillside Resort.
"We are very excited about our partnership with the LSS Multi-Cultural Center and the opportunity to provide a stage for the amazing line-up of diverse performers whose talents bring our community closer together," said Nancy Halverson, Executive Director at Levitt at the Falls.
Performances from Reggae band Tuff Roots, PEGAN Musica Band, Durga Gurung, the Sioux Falls Lion Dance Team, Ballet Folklorico Estrellas de Jalisco, Larissa Fast Horse, and Starr & Dallas Chief Eagle will take place throughout the day and cap off with a Parade of Flags and Levitt concert headlined by Chilean artist Pascuala Ilabaca at 7:00 p.m.
Festival of Cultures 2023 is presented by First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard. It is a free and family-friendly event. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit Festival.LssSD.org.
The event will be live-streamed by South Dakota Public Broadcasting, SDPB, at sd.net.
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.