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Northland Ethnic Festival

Held in March each year the Northland Ethnic Festival  is a community celebration to increase awareness and appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity. The festival features booths and displays, music, dance, food, children's crafts and family history help. 

With Platte County and entire Northland gaining in diversity, the Northland Ethnic Festival is viewed as important and meaningful by Platte County, cities, schools and agencies. This will be the festival's eleventh year.

This free event invites participation and discussion among all ages and groups.

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The 2014 Northland Ethnic Festival hosted approximately 1800 people.  Based on this year's crowd and that of past year's this is a growing event.  Here are some comments gathered from this year's event:

  • My favorite part was the food!
  • My favorite were the dances!
  • I liked it all!
  • The displays.
  • Meeting and talking with people.
  • I learned more about my ancestry.
  • German potato salad is good!
  • I learned about other cultures.
  • Very educational!
  • I learned a little from everyone.  It was informative and questions were answered.

Find some great photos of the event on Facebook.

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The festival is coordinated by: Platte County University of Missouri Extension, Park Hill School District, Mid-Continent Public Library, Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods, and the Ethnic Enrichment Commission. Financial support comes from the city of Riverside and MCC-Maple Woods.