ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – There is an opportunity this weekend to eat your way around the world without ever leaving Tower Grove Park.

Ed Seuc is the chairman of this year’s Festival of Nations, an annual event put on by the International Institute of St. Louis. Seuc describes the event as “a giant world party” featuring food, music and entertainment from more than 40 nations and ethnicities.

Tens of thousands of people from all over the city and across the world will celebrate cultural diversity. The two-day event will feature craft and gift booths, global entertainment and kid-friendly activities.

“You’re not far from the stage and you’ll be hearing music or you can just enjoy the crowd, people watch families and dogs. It’s just a great atmosphere,” Seuc says.

Because of bridge construction on Kingshighway and Grand Boulevard, the festival is adding a shuttle that will run from the parking lot on Carr Lane behind Saint Louis University’s Edward A. Doisy Research Center to the festivities at Tower Grove Park.

Seuc says seeing so many people from all over St. Louis and all over the world enjoying each other’s company despite their cultural backgrounds is exactly why the International Institute hosts festival each year.

The Festival of Nations runs from Saturday, August 27 to Sunday, August 28. There is no admission charge and it is a pet-friendly event. See the full list of events at

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