World Fest

Greetings Educators, please be advised that we will not host a World Fest for 2019. We are currently in the process of strategic planning and evaluating.  We hope to bring you cultural diversity programming in the future.

Created in 1994 by the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission, World Fest is an exciting multicultural festival that offers students a variety of multicultural learning experiences. This is accomplished by providing students with a safe, fun and stimulating environment infused with diversity education. This award-winning festival provides students with rich learning opportunities through their participation in the following World Fest activities:

  • World Cultural Fair Contest 
    Students research, learn and present cultural facts and information about an international country – presentations are judged. Presenting students compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place titles.
  • Global Village 
    Various cultural agencies have booths designed for students to learn about their respective countries or other global issues. Global Village also allows for students to interact directly with individuals from other cultures.
  • Global Imagination Stage
    Students deliver an on-stage, cultural performance allowing them to demonstrate their cultural learning through expressive arts.

World Fest is a culturally rich and educational festival suited for students of ALL grade levels.



Juanenna Williams - Diversity Programs Assistant

(501) 244-5483


Global Imagination Stage

The Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission [RCDC] will host its popular World Cultural Fair Contest – a competition aimed at promoting diversity / international education among students. The World Cultural Fair Contest is much like a science fair in which participating student’s research and showcase a country during the World Fest event. Contest participants are required to create a tri-fold display board with information (geography, history, culture, etc) about their assigned country. Students should be prepared to tell judges/visitors highlights and interesting facts about the country they are representing. Displays will be judged on appearance, information presented and the students’ knowledge about their country. We would ask that students be available at their display to discuss features about their country with other students and the general public. We invite all high schools, middle schools and elementary schools in the state— both public and private to participate. Classroom teachers may enter their students in the competition by completing the World Cultural Fair Contest registration form.

(Include city, state, and zip)
Please complete the form below if you would like to participate in the World Cultural Fest.

Contest Coordinator will assign a country from the selected continent for contest. STUDENTS SHOULD CONSIDER SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: Must display information (geography, history, culture, etc.) on a tri-fold board on selected country Must provide an oral presentation of the highlights and interesting facts about their assigned country May wear traditional clothing, have a flag of your country, teach a craft, demonstrate an ethnic game, dance, or provide music (optional) Must have a student at the display to discuss their country with the general public during judging times Must bring the necessary supplies and tools such as tape, table covering, etc. to secure display Students should be as creative as possible Teachers are encouraged to help in the planning process and set up. For more information on the World Cultural Fair Contest, please contact World Fest staff (501) 244-5483 or by email at:

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