The Ethnic Expo festival annually attracts crowds of 30,000 to 35,000 to downtown Columbus, Indiana where festivities are held outdoors. There are two stages for entertainment and several tents for dining. There is no admission charge.
The festival is a non-profit organization that relies on volunteers since there is no paid staff. Many clubs, service organizations, church groups and individuals help make the festival possible year after year by volunteering their time, organizing food booths and managing the displays. Local not-for-profit groups, sororities, church groups, service clubs and some school groups operate many of the food booths and use the proceeds for their charitable causes. First Financial Bank has been our Title Sponsor since 2010.
Ethnic Expo has been featured in Midwest Living, The Chicago Tribune, WTIU Bloomington’s Our Town Columbus, as well as many other local regional media.