Grand Finale Celebration Event at 9 Mile Garden What: Celebrate the end of the 2021 Festival of Nations season with a Grand Finale event featuring international food trucks, and beloved FoN features like entertainment, gift booths, family activities and more! Where: 9 Mile Garden in Affton When: Saturday, August 28 from 11am-8pm Last summer due to COVID-19 the International Institute of St. Louis introduced a virtual Festival of Nations, an online opportunity for thousands of visitors to "meet, share and care." So far, 2021's Festival of Nations have taken on a hybrid format with online activities and several in-person events. "Our 2021 Festival of Nations will have the overarching theme of Bridging Cultures, Inspiring Action, all with a goal of building a more inclusive St. Louis," said International Institute of St. Louis President & CEO Arrey Obenson. "The Festival of Nations is our gift to St. Louis. It's about sharing the cultures of the world and about St. Louis area residents learning and better appreciating those cultures." "With 2020's events being 100% virtual, we kept getting asked 'Are you having Festival this year? If so, when?' For us, it is clear that Festival of Nations serves as a key event in the St. Louis community that people look forward to year after year," said Obenson. "We explored several options with the best opportunity coming with hosting the event at 9 Mile Garden in St. Louis County." Follow along for more listings of Festival of Nations programs and activities. www.festivalofnationsstl.org. Due to St. Louis County guidelines and limited parking capacity at 9 Mile Garden, we're asking you to register via the Eventbrite link prior to the event so we can maintain a safe and successful event.