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Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival is an annual event that celebrates the different cultures that make up the University of Iowa and its surrounding communities. This year CCDF is celebrating its 23rd year of educating the community while honoring the many cultures in the area. Members of the community are invited to enjoy the fun atmosphere and learn about their peers through food, games, dance, music, literature, and much more.

As an official Homecoming 2013 kick-off event, the CCDF will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 12-5pm at Hubbard Park near the Iowa Memorial Union. If it rains the CCDF will be moved to the Field House.

Don’t miss the special guest performer from Hancher, Martha Redbone’s Roots Project. This performance will enrich your cultural experience through Martha’s award-winning blend of Native American elements with folk and Piedmont blues.

Learn about other Hancher performances at hancher.uiowa.edu/events

Learn more about Martha Redbone at martharedbone.com. 



CCDF Mystery Patrons

A Glimpse at the Festival Through the Consumer’s Eyes

Last year, the Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival found two volunteers to go through the festival and take notes on their experience. These volunteers pretended to be normal consumers and secretly recorded their thoughts on the time they spent at the Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival. Click on one of the profile’s below to hear what they said and see the pictures they took!

Eleni's Review

Nils' Review


"The Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival is one of the most important annual events on our campus. As The University of Iowa faces its current challenges, it is important that we remember and celebrate our strengths and our values. Diversity remains one of the UI’s highest priorities, and it remains one of our institution’s most important ideals.”

- Sally Mason, President, the University of Iowa

Sallly Mason Signature

Sally Mason


Sunday September 29, 2013

Hubbard Park

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The Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival is an annual event to promote meaningful cross-cultural interactions, education, as well show-case the diversity within our region. To find out more about the festival, click here. If you have specific questions about how the festival works, check out our FAQ.