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OUR MISSION: To celebrate the people and the many different cultures that make Central Florida awesome by educating, sharing stories, collaborating and breaking down barriers of fears and division.
WHAT WE DO: We organize weekly and monthly, both virtual and in-person, events that keep the community engaged and connected to the cultural diversity in Central Florida. We participate in parades and create dining experiences and workshops from January to November. Our signature event on Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving Day in Downtown Orlando is a free, two-day, festival that draws people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Keep an eye on our social media and website to join in one (or several) of the Diversitastic! Dining Experiences, the Flag Crew in parades, workshops, webinars and to perform at the Thanksgiving Weekend festival.
WHEN IS THE FREE FESTIVAL: Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving Day – November 27 & 28, 2021.
FESTIVAL HOURS: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. & Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m.
WHAT WILL YOU FIND AT THE FESTIVAL:
- Opening Spectacle
- International Food Court & Marketplace
- Stages featuring music, dance, spoken word and fashion
- Film Station screening the MYgration Films in partnership with Global Peace Film Festival
- Diversitastic! Choir
- Interactive Experiences
- Art Gallery
- Family Village
- Exciting Prizes
- Fusion Contests with cash awards
WHERE: At the Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando.
WHO IS BEHIND IT: FusionFest is a non-profit organization with support from Orange County Government. Since 2016 a Steering Committee of 40 members with heritages from around the globe meets monthly to shape the project.
SPELLING: FusionFest is one-word with two capital Fs.
HASHTAGS: #FusionFest #FusionFestOrlando #ICanBeMeHere #ProudToShowMyColors