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Gilbert Global Village Festival

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Presented by: Dignity 2015

November 7, 2020


Parade of Nations at 10:30am


Gilbert's Global Village Festival is a multicultural celebration for all ages. The festival brings neighbors together in a friendly, educational way to learn more about each other. Community members, schools, non-profits and service organizations are invited to join us in 2020 for the 16th annual Gilbert Global Village Festival. This family event highlights some of the traditional and contemporary forms of dance, music, children's activities, arts & crafts and ethnic foods from countries far away on the green open spaces of the Gilbert Civic Center North Campus. Our mission is to create opportunities for individuals and communities to celebrate, share and sustain the arts and the rich cultural traditions of countries from around the world. 

"Bike Around the World".  As part of Valley Bike month, The Town of Gilbert and Valley Metro are encouraging families to ride your bike to the festival.  Plenty of bicycle parking will be available and those that participate will receive some great "Bike Around the World" prizes.   

Event Site- 50 E. Civic Center Drive

Food and Beverages will be available for purchase.  Please note there is No ATM available on site. The event site is stroller and wheelchair accessible.  For questions about accessibility and onsite accommodations please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 480-503-6200. Pets are welcome at the event and must remain on lease at all times. 


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Event Sponsorship Opportunities:

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please contact Mike Leppert for sponsorship information or Denise Merdon at

Sponsorship Opportunities

Vendor Opportunities:

If you are interested in being a vendor at this event, please fill out a vendor interest form and the Vendor Procedure agreement and return both forms to no later than September 15.

Please note that we will only be accepting vendors that fit the multi-cultural theme of the event.

Vendor Interest Form

Vendor Procedure Agreement

Performance & Explore-A-Nation Opportunities:

If you are interested in becoming an event performer or become an Explore-A-Nation Exhibitor at the 2020 Global Village please fill out and submit one of the below forms and return it to no later than September 15 2020.

Performance Interest Form

Explore-A-Nation Application