Saturday & Sunday
May 18 & 19, 2019

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oakton Park
4701 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL

Since its inception in 1991, the Skokie Festival of Cultures has become one of the premier ethnic festivals in Illinois, attracting more than a half-a-million visitors and dozens of cultures, all representing Skokie's tremendous diversity. Attendees will take their free 'Tour of the World,' enjoying two days of ethnic folk music and dance, a wide range of food and beer, unique arts and crafts, a merchandise bazaar, and dozens of cultural booths and displays.

Fri Kickoff: International Short Films at 7 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Pilsner Urquell International Beer Garden
Sat: Opening Cermonies at 1 p.m.
Sat: Holi – Festival of Colours at 6 p.m.
Full Two-Day Entertainment Schedule

Video: We Are Skokie!

Be a Friend of the Festival (PDF) | Apply online

Get involved: Online volunteer sign-up

Thanks to our sponsors

To get in on the fun and raise community awareness for your business or corporation, contact Diane Hardy at (847) 929-7156 or email

  • North Shore Hospital logo
  • Geico logo
  • State Farm logo
  • Joseph Mullarkey Distributors logo
  • Renewal by Anderson logo
  • Power Remodeling logo
  • Power Remodeling logo
  • First Band and Trust logo
  • Nicor Gas logo
  • Nicor Gas logo
  • Eye Level logo
  • Illinois Art Council logo
  • Kiwanis logo
  • Rotary Club of Skokie Valley logo