California WorldFest has been postponed until 2022.


Celebrate WorldFest Day with us on Saturday, July 17, 2021





WorldFest Day Update

WorldFest Day 2021 Update April 20, 2021 GOOD NEWS IS HERE: The 2021 WorldFest Day has officially been approved to be held in-person. You read that right! We will be presenting a celebration of world music on WorldFest Day on July 17 under the ponderosas at the Nevada...

*NEW* World Music Program & Virtual Youth Choir

Students ages 5-12 will explore the music and cultures of India, Mali, & Greece. Starting on March 1, 2021, the 12-week program requires no previous musical experience and is free to kids and their families. There are no set class times to worry about – weekly activities are available on demand, so choose when you want to tune in to have fun!

WorldFest 2021: Update #2

We miss you. We miss music, we miss concerts, we miss our friends, and we know this announcement will break many hearts. Please know that we were hoping for better news but it seems that it is impossible- not safe- for us to plan a full four-day festival for thousands of attendees at this time.

WorldFest 2021: Update #1

Traditionally, tickets would be going on sale this week for WorldFest 2021. We truly want to present the festival in person, under the tall pines, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, but a lot remains uncertain. In the coming weeks we will be meeting with the venue and...

The 24th Annual California WorldFest is Postponed to 2021

Dear California WorldFest Family, From homes around the world, WorldFest artists, leadership, and teams have been assessing the current crisis and trying to plan for the future. What is most important is the safety and well-being of our entire California WorldFest...

Coronavirus | Covid-19 Updates

Dear Friends, Thank you for being a part of the WorldFest family. At the end of the month, we will be unveiling the third round of artists announcements for WorldFest 2020! Currently, we do not plan to cancel any performances or events. We will be monitoring the CDC,...

Enjoy the making of the 2018 Poster

Poster by Justin Lovato Justin Lovato x Worldfest 2018 from Justin Lovato on...

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California WorldFest © 2021. California WorldFest is presented by The Center for the Arts, a cultural and educational organization that promotes and presents the literary, visual, & performing arts for the enrichment of our community.
Site Photography by John Taber, Marion Charlotte Photography, Ryuta Shimotomai, and Eye of Laksmi.

California WorldFest acknowledges the racial injustice of the past and present. We are committed to listening to BBIPOC voices and educating ourselves as we work together towards a future built on equality. We believe the arts foster unity and will continue to advocate for BBIPOC artists and community members. We see you, we hear you, we support you.