Festival of Cultures

The Institute for Peace Studies at Rocky Mountain College is pleased to announce the 25th Festival of Cultures on the Rocky Mountain Green on June 10, 2018, from 10 am to 5 pm.

There will be interactive craft booths, food, and entertainment to promote cultural diversity in our area.  Founded in 1993 the Festival was created to promote and educate the Billings and surrounding communities on the many cultures of our world and region.  The festival works with performers, vendors, and volunteers to teach adults and children about various regions in our world.

This year we are lucky to have performances by Mariachis De Corazon, The Wildwood Cloggers and Native American dancers with Night Hawk Jrs Drumming Group and many more performing groups throughout the day and food for purchase representing Germany to Asia.  Our vendors sell wares made across the globe by small business owners, including some of our own local entrepreneurs here in our region.  We also will offer a number of raffle gift certificates to our own local food establishments --the tickets to enter are free. 

The most incredible part of this event is that it is free to the public.  With support from private and public funders, we are able to offer this event free to all of those who would like the participate.  The Festival will occur no matter the weather--rain or shine. 

Board of Advisor Chair Pete Taylor says it best, “We feel like it’s important to celebrate the diversity in Billings. We have a lot more in common with other cultures than people sometimes think. It’s important when there is so much trying to divide us. We need to look for ways to bring us together.”

For information, call 406.657.1042 or email peacestudies@rocky.edu.