The Festival of Nations was the largest multi-cultural event in Minnesotam until it was cancelled due to Covid in 2020. It was held at the St Paul RiverCentre. Started in 1932, the Festival of Nations provided an interactive educational experience about the different cultures that make up our community. A popular activity for students is having their faux passport stamped for each country’s exhibit they visit.
Experience a little bit of Slovenia
Volunteers wear ethnic costume and some speak Slovenian. A popular question is how someone’s name is pronounced in the language. Visitors are encouraged to ask our volunteers about Slovenia.
Besides the exhibits, dancers and musicians perform on stages throughout the event. There are demonstrations by authentic folk artisans, a bazaar for your shopping pleasure, and of course a food court where you can taste your way around the world.
The Twin Cities Slovenians has had an exhibit in the Festival since 2008. For each year, click on the theme next to the year to see the pamphlet for that year.