Through the Outreach Committee, the Ethnic Enrichment Commission visits many schools and businesses to educate the public about their various countries. One of the largest programs put on by the commission is the Ethnic Enrichment Festival. The Kansas City Ethnic Enrichment Festival features more than 40 food booths, Scottish Highland games and more authentic ethnic entertainment.
The festival brings a "Taste of the World" to you. Attendance ranges from 45,000 to 100,000 festival attendees. The festival was created as part of the 1976 bicentennial celebration. It began at Liberty Memorial and then moved to Washington Square Park. These locations were quickly outgrown, and a site near the Band Pavilion in Swope Park became home for the Ethnic Festival. Admission is $3 for adults, children under 12 are admitted free