The City of Jacksonville Invites You to Explore Various Cultures at the Annual World of Nations Celebration

January 26, 2021  
A display of flags from around the world

The City of Jacksonville invites residents and visitors to the 29th Annual World of Nations Celebration. This multicultural festival creates a safe environment for attendees to be immersed in the sights, sounds and tastes from nations around the world.

“We are excited for the opportunity to host a cultural event that embraces diversity in our city again this year,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “The World of Nations Celebration brings people from across our city to share their cultures from all over the world with the community.
 
The event will take place at a new location, Tailgaters Parking (across from TIAA Bank Field), on Friday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets are available for advance purchase for $5 + tax & fees (ages 3 and under are free). To ensure the health and safety of all guests, participants and staff, COVID-19 mitigation protocols have been implemented and can be found at JaxWorldofNations.com.
 
On the first day of the event, Friday, Feb. 26, the World of Nations Celebration will offer special “Sensory Friendly” programming from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. This will be an opportunity for individuals with sensitivities to processing sensory information such as sound, light, touch, etc., to explore the cultural experiences comfortably.
 
A brand-new tasting experience at the 2021 World of Nations Celebration will give guests the opportunity to try even more flavors from around the world. These $1-3 tastings will be available at various participating countries all three days of the event. Full size portions will continue to be part of the menus. Also returning to the World of Nations Celebration, the event will showcase a naturalization ceremony on Friday, Feb. 26 thanks to USCIS Field Office Director Lisa Bradley and Judge Marcia Morales Howard. At the ceremony, the selected local Immigrants will be asked to take the Oath of Allegiance by Judge Howard, which is the final step in becoming a U.S. Citizen.
 
Countries participating in the World of Nations Celebration include: The Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Native America, Palestine, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St. Lucia, Turkey, U.S.A., U.S. Virgin Islands and Venezuela
 
For more information, parking details and to purchase tickets, please visit JaxWorldofNations.com

About the City of Jacksonville Division of Sports and Entertainment

The City of Jacksonville Division of Sports and Entertainment attracts, hosts and creates opportunities that drive economic impact, accelerate the Jacksonville brand and improve the quality of life and cultural engagement for visitors and residents. Jacksonville hosts hundreds of diverse events each year making Northeast Florida a premier destination with rich tradition and world-class hospitality. For more information, visit events.coj.net.