California WorldFest • Presented by The Center for the Arts

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.

There will not be a full four-day California WorldFest in 2021.

We are working to present a celebration of world music on WorldFest Day on July 17th. We are hoping the day can be live and in person. We have secured a location, are working on an awesome lineup, and are preparing a plan for an outdoor concert that would need to be approved by the county.

WorldFest Day is our way of saying thanks and will be free to 2020 ticket holders. We want to thank you for your support, helping to save the music, and keeping California WorldFest alive. If you can’t attend WorldFest Day, don’t worry as all events will be broadcast live.

None of us expected that COVID19 would affect WorldFest for a second year. Most of all, I think of the people at the top of this page- our WorldFest Family. Stage managers, volunteers, artists, and production crews that will be without income for 18 months. This is hard. Harder than any of us thought possible.

This will be another challenging year for us but we can get through this together. We’ll see you on the other side and we can’t wait.

For 2020 ticket holders, your tickets will automatically transfer to California WorldFest 2022. AND your ticket is good for WorldFest Day on July 17 whether virtual or in person!

Thank you for supporting California WorldFest! Look for more updates on WorldFest Day happening on July 17th, 2021!