So, you want to open your kids’ minds and teach them to respect and appreciate other cultures, but you’re wondering just how to do it so close to the city ranked least-diverse in the United States. Well, discouraging studies from personal finance websites aside, you can take your pick of Utah’s many cultural events, including festivals, performances and more…even in Provo.

In an article from Baylor College of Medicine News, Asim Shah, Baylor professor and executive vice chair for community psychiatry, said it’s “extremely important” to teach kids about different cultures. “Kids are still forming opinions, so it is essential that they are taught to be accepting while they are young,” he said.

Festival of Colors

June 8, 2019 – You can celebrate Holi, an Indian festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil and the oneness of humanity, in Salt Lake City. The festival includes dance and musical performances, yoga and covering yourself and others in colors.

Krishna Temple
965 E. 3370 South, Salt Lake City
Festival of Colors Details

World Refugee Day

June 21–22, 2019 – Honor Utah’s refugees and enjoy food, dance, music and art from many different cultures. This year also features an outdoor screening of the film Coco.

Big Cottonwood Regional Park
4300 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City
World Refugee Day Details

British Field Day

June 15, 2019 – Summer is filled with car shows, but this one focuses specifically on British vehicles. The Liberty Wells Community Council event also promises British food and entertainment for the family.

Liberty Park, Salt Lake City
British Field Day Details

Utah Cultural Celebration Center Concerts

July 1–Aug. 5, 2019 – This summer’s concert series includes shows like Evening in Brazil, Mariachi di mi Tierra with Ballet Folklorico de las Americas and Island Time II with Lavona’s Polynesia.

Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City
Concert Details

NACIP Powwow and Festival

July 24, 2019 – Following Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Day Parade, spend the day with the family in Liberty Park for Native American dancing, singing and food, along with a fireworks show.

Liberty Park, Salt Lake City
NACIP Powwow Details

Wasatch International Food Festival

Aug. 10, 2019 – Diversify your palette with international cuisine, ranging from fine dining to street food, from local restaurants and purveyors.

Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City
Food Festival Details

Festival Latinoamericano

Aug. 30–Sept. 2, 2019 – This annual festival celebrates Latin American cultures with food, artwork and performances, and, in past years, even lucha libre.

Center Street & University Avenue, Provo
Festival Latinoamericano Details

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