Kingston Multicultural Festival is a free family-friendly event organized by members of diverse local communities who come together to create a festival featuring the food, performances, and crafts by the region’s various cultural organizations and ethnic groups.

The 2022 Celebration of Immigrant Heritage month will take place on the weekends of June 3rd and 10th, 2022 and will feature bread stories. Stay tuned here for updates!

In 2020 the Kingston Multicultural Festival moved ONLINE. Visit our festival site to encounter the vibrant culture of the Hudson Valley at your own pace!

Click the link to discover videos of Hudson Valley neighbors sharing and teaching the music, languages, foods, and crafts from different cultures.

In 2021, the Reher Center, in partnership with the Cornell Creative Arts Center, brought the tradition of the Guatemalan Worry Dolls/Muñecas Quitapenas to over 1000 Kingston elementary school students.

Click here to hear the story of the worry dolls in English, Spanish, and Q'eqchi' and learn how to make your own worry doll out of a popsicle stick or a pipe cleaner, yarn, and scraps of fabric.

The Kingston Multicultural Festival started as a community block party in 2013. Each year, the festival has included a different group of Hudson Valley organizations and performers who come together to share their culture during immigrant heritage month. Enjoy these images of former festivals.

Visit our 2018 Gallery to see performers and exhibitors in action at our previous festival. Thanks to all for your participation!

A.J. Williams- Myers African Roots Center
American Field Service
Center for Creative Education
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Jewish Federation of Ulster County
La Voz
Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association
Nancy’s Pinata
New Pro
UNLWA, Branch 95
Ulster County Italian American Foundation

Spirit of Thunderheart
MHCCA Women’s Chinese Dance Group
Choreo Dance Studio
Irish Step Dancers
Scott Benson Bagpiper
Sanjay Natesan
Eduardo Parra
Tsvitka Ukrainian Dance Academy
New Progressive Liturgical Dancers
Bill Livia Vanaver & the Caravan Kids
Center 4 Creative Education Energy Dancers