Chandler celebrates 27th Annual Multicultural Festival Jan. 15

Chandler will celebrate the 27th Annual Multicultural Festival on Jan. 15. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler will celebrate the 27th Annual Multicultural Festival on Jan. 15. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

Chandler will celebrate the 27th Annual Multicultural Festival on Jan. 15. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The city of Chandler Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Division is hosting the 27th annual Multicultural Festival on Jan. 15 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave. This free event promotes the cultural diversity within Chandler through music, dance, art, storytelling and food, according to a news release from the city.

Eventgoers can experience live performances from a variety of diverse performers, ethnic foods and kids' activities. Attendees also will be able to purchase items from unique cultural vendors and receive information from a variety of local businesses, nonprofits and community organizations.


The Asian Village returns this year to showcase Asian foods and local vendors from different Asian cultures.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., attendees are encouraged to participate in an interactive art game at the event. Participants can throw a velcro ball at a board that spells out “community”. Depending on which letter is hit, the participant will be invited to create, make or learn something about King. After the event, local artist Tiesha Harrison will collect all of the participatory parts to create a collaged portrait of King that will be on display at the city’s Vision Gallery, 10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, throughout February.

The event also features performances from Kriti Dance, Noopur-AZ, Serenity, Ballet Folklorico Itzamatul del Valle, Afroetic, Aztec dancers, Arizona Cambodian Dancers, ERA K-pop dancers and more.