THE ETHNIC ENRICHMENT COMMISSION’S EUROPEAN ODYSSEY DIPLOMATIC BALL HOSTED BY THE CZECH AND SLOVAK REPUBLICS, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE AND SPAIN COMMISSIONS. MARCH 19, 2016 AT THE DOWNTOWN MARRIOTT HOTEL
Feel the world beat in the heart of America. This event is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country and features more than 60 different cultures selling their native foods, crafts and performing ethnic music and dances. The festival is held during the third full weekend of August near the front entrance of historic Swope Park.
The commission’s colorful float features flags from all nations and is always an attraction at this parade celebrating the city’s agricultural roots and deep seated love of barbecue.
Outreach Programs are the backbone of the Mayor’s Ethnic Enrichment Commission.Commissioners and their ethnic groups participate in classrooms and/or stage presentations in schools, business venues, trade and civic organizations throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and, occasionally, in other Kansas and Missouri cities by special invitation.