The Festival of Nations celebrates Red Lodge’s ethnically diverse history with activities and events specific to several cultures from around the world.
Organization: Festival of Nations in Red Lodge
Date: 08/04/2012 update info
Time: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 PM
Event Cost: varies
Venue: Red Lodge in Red Lodge,MT
Contact: Festival of Nations in Red Lodge
Phone: (888) 281-0625
Celebrating over 50 years, the Red Lodge Festival of Nations continues to honor its roots as a coal mining town through the diverse ethnic groups that worked and settled the area. The festival begins with an evening performance on Friday at the Lion's Park. Saturday and Sunday activities include ethnic food, exhibits, daytime and evening entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
The Festival of Nations celebrates the traditional heritage of German, English-Irish, Finnish, Italian, Scandinavian, Scottish and Slavic cultures, along with a variety of other ethnic groups. Sample ethnic foods while enjoying a variety of cultural activities and performances.
- The Festival of Nations celebrates the diverse ethnic history of Red Lodge
- Offers traditional ethnic food, dancing, music and art
- Occurs for in late August at the Lion’s Park in Red Lodge
- Attendance is free
Overview: Each year, Red Lodge’s Lion’s Park boasts a celebration of the nations, offering traditional ethnic food, dancing, music, and art, specific to different cultures of the world. This festival celebrates the historical past of Red Lodge’s establishment, when people of English-Irish, Italian, Finnish, Slavic, German, Scottish and Scandinavian cultures ventured here to mine coal.
When: Annually, the Festival of Nations offers two days of ethnically diverse activities in late August.
Where: The activities of the Festival of Nations take place in Lion’s Park of Red Lodge.
Fee: There is no fee to attend this event.
Details: This event is about learning new cultures and having fun. The Festival of Nations offers workshops for those who would like to learn traditional dances and art. So, come and open your mind—and stomach—to the wonderful traditional food, performances and art offered at the Festival of Nations.