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Organizers claim you can travel the world without leaving town by attending the World Arts and Music Festival at at Dawes Park in Evanston from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22.

Visitors can enjoy art from an array of countries, family crafts activities, international cuisine and live music and dance performances.

Ethnic entertainers will perform, including Juan Pablo Diaz, Nkulee Dube, Alma Afrobeat Ensemble and more.

Food vendors include Anthony’s Italian Ice, Babushka’s Polish Food, Café Coralie, C&W Market and Ice Cream Parlor, Mt. Everest Restaurant, Red Hot Chili Pepper, TasteBudz, Table to Stix, Cocina Azteca and Cevapcici.

More details about performers, vendors and artists can be found at the festival webpage.

Dawes Park is located between Davis and Church Streets on the city’s lakefront, just a few blocks east of the Davis Street Metra and CTA stations.

Free weekend parking is available north of Centennial and Dawes Parks at the Northwestern University parking lot and the adjacent Segal Visitors Center parking garage at 1841 Sheridan Road.

Those parking in the Northwestern lot or garage can access the festival by walking south along the lakefront path or taking the free City of Evanston festival shuttle bus, which travels between the parking lot and the festival grounds.

The festival is presented by the City of Evanston with support from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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