Please join us for A free, two-day event “Tour of the World” – Skokie Festival of Cultures on May 18 & 19, 2019

Event: Skokie Festival of Cultures
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
May 18 & 19, 2019
Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL
Free event –
Lots of parking

May 17, 2019 – Friday Kickoff: International Short Films at 7:00 pm
May 18, 2019 – Saturday: Opening Ceremonies at 1 p.m.


  • Gandhi Memorial Chicago NFP Celebrate 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi – Gandhi’s life through literature and photos
  • Indian Culture Entertainment

 Gandhi Memorial Chicago (Not for Profit) is an all-inclusive team of volunteers aimed solely at spreading the legacy of Gandhi’s teachings through literature and photography. All are welcome to learn and share more on Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence, peace and religious and ethnic tolerance.

Please call following for 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Indian Culture Entertainment
Krishna Goyal: 847-967-2378
Chandrakant Modi, MD: 847-77706998
Suresh Bodiwala: 847-420-4789
Satish & Mira Chander: 847-673-7659

Video: We Are Skokie!

Be a Friend of the Festival (PDF)

Get involved: Online volunteer sign-up


Since its inception in 1991, the Skokie Festival of Cultures has become one of the premier ethnic festivals in Illinois, attracting more than a half-a-million visitors and dozens of cultures, all representing Skokie’s tremendous diversity. Attendees will take their free ‘Tour of the World,’ enjoying two days of ethnic folk music and dance, a wide range of food and beer, unique arts and crafts, a merchandise bazaar, and dozens of cultural booths and displays.