The Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE) Program at Piedmont Virginia Community College will host the 15th Annual Festival of Cultures on May 12, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Booker T. Washington Park, located at 1001 Preston Avenue in Charlottesville.

Held annually, Festival of Cultures offers a variety of entertainment for all ages. From music and dance to songs and storytelling, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on cultural crafts activities, visit cultural exhibits and explore the work of artisan vendors. Food vendors and food trucks will also be on-site offering diverse cuisine options.

The festival’s mission is to celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity in the Charlottesville community and increase awareness and bridge communication between new residents and current community members.

The Festival of Cultures is supported in part by Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission, CharlottesvilleFamily Publications, Whole Foods, Dominion Energy, City of Charlottesville, University of Virginia’s Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, WTJU FM and Virginia Tent Rental.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free and available in the park near the intersection of Preston Avenue and Madison Avenue and behind Burley Middle School on Rose Hill Drive. Additional parking is available in the park’s pool lot. For more information, visit