Join us for the first ever “Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival” on Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd, 2015 at the Custom House Plaza in Monterey, California.
Held in the heart of Old Monterey, this inaugural “Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival” (http://www.lcowfest.com/
) will highlight Monterey's rich language, culture, and international affairs capabilities, as well as its Sister City relationships. The Festival will feature cultural dancing and singing, ethnic foods and crafts, Sister City exhibits, and exhibits from the flagship foreign language and culture institutions of higher learning, including Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Defense Language Institute, Naval Postgraduate School, and others.
This free family-fun event will celebrate Monterey’s four Sister Cities that include Kusadasi, Turkey; Nanao, Japan; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Lankaran, Azerbaijan, with attendees from these countries. The Cultural Festival will offer an array of activities highlighting international cultures with a procession down Alvarado Street in Monterey and many activities at the Custom House Plaza and on Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf.