We had been optimistic for a bigger than ever festival in 2021; however, with the continued public health concerns due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and much uncertainty remaining, the time left is too short for us to produce an event of this magnitude with the scale and quality and safety it requires.
This past year has brought hardships to many in the festival community - the entire Mid-Ohio Valley, and our vendors, performers, volunteers, and guests, so it is with heavy hearts that we unfortunately have to announce that we will not be hosting our 3 day in-person event this year.
We continue to look forward to the return of large festivals and gatherings with live music, food, and fun. Until then, we are brainstorming new ideas for ways we can continue to support the arts and culture for all of us, with the breadth of diversity in this community, to bring brightness to 2021. Please watch our MOVMCF Facebook page, as plans are in the works for an early September concert in conjunction with Artsbridge.
Where in WV will you find African, Jazz, Scottish, Celtic, Blues and Bluegrass Musicians all sharing the same stage? Where in WV will you find Mexican Dancers, African Drummers, and Bellydancers all performing at the same event? Where can you eat Polish Kielbasa, French Crepes, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Italian Pizza, Kettle Corn, Philippine ice cream, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, and an all American hot dog within steps of one another?
At the MOVMCF at the Parkersburg City Park in Wild Wonderful WV!
The Festival is free to the public and celebrates diversity with a smorgasbord of artists and performers. Our goal is to highlight a variety of cultural and ethnic groups, showcasing artistic performances of traditional music and dance.
The festival is always looking for those with international fare and diverse cultural offerings to join us as vendors, concessionaires, entertainers, and volunteers.
For over 20 years, our mission has been to encourage the appreciation and recognition of community diversity through entertainment, cuisine, education, and artistic expression of all cultures.
Many generous businesses and organizations in our community help to make the festival a bigger and better event for our area year after year. Be a part of the magic......become a sponsor!
P.O. Box 2050 Parkersburg, WV 26102
1920 Park Avenue, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101, United States
Help us to continue to make this a free festival available to everyone in our community!