Ethnic festivals celebrate cultures of Baltimore communities

In addition to HonFest, Artscape and the Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore's summer festival season includes some smaller ethnic festivals. Celebrate the city's diversity, as you taste the food, hear the music and play the games of the many cultures that make up Baltimore's communities.
Here's the schedule for this year's ethnic festivals:

Polish Festival
May 29-31 at Patterson Park
Admission: $2-$5, Kids under 12: Free with paying adult

St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival
June 11-14 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Admission: Free

June 27-28 at Patterson Park
Admission: $5, Kids under 12: Free

African American Heritage Festival
July 3-5 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Admission: Free

Caribbean Carnival Festival
July 10-12 at Druid Hill Park
Admission: TBD

PowWow Native American Festival
July 17-19 at Maryland State Fairgrounds
Admission: Adults: $6, Kids 6-12: $4; Kids 5 and under: Free

International Festival
Aug. 1-2 in Poly/Western High School parking lot
Admission: Free

FestAfrica 2009
Aug. 8-9 at Patterson Park
Admission: Donations welcome.

Ukrainian Festival
Sept. 12-13 at Patterson Park
Admission: Free

Korean Festival
Sept. 12 at War Memorial Plaza
Admission: Free

Russian Festival
Oct. 16-18 at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church
Admission: TBD

Maryland Irish Festival
Nov. 13-15 at Maryland State Fairgrounds
Admission: Adults: $10; Seniors: $7; Ages 12-17: $5; Active military with ID: $5; Kids under 12: Free

*Baltimoresun.com intern Lauren Veneziani updated this article.

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