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Culture Fest 2024

Culture Fest 2024

Join us for a vibrant celebration of global cultures and community spirit! Entertainment will be provided by a diverse array of talented student musicians, singers, and dancers, each showcasing their unique cultural heritage. These performances will represent a rich tapestry of countries, bringing together a variety of musical and dance traditions for a truly immersive experience.

In addition to the cultural performances, food lovers will delight in the wide array of culinary offerings available for purchase. A variety of food trucks will be on site, each featuring delectable dishes from around the world. This is a perfect opportunity to indulge in international flavors and discover new favorite foods.

This exciting event is FREE to attend and is proudly sponsored by the Downingtown Community Education Foundation and the Downingtown Area School District's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative. Our goal is to foster a community culture of inclusivity and empathy, where everyone feels welcome and valued. By celebrating our diverse backgrounds, we can create a stronger, more unified community that thrives on mutual respect and understanding.

Furthermore, all proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Marsh Creek 6th Grade Center Library. Your participation and support will help enhance the library's resources, providing students with a richer educational experience.

Come and be a part of this wonderful celebration of culture, community, and togetherness. We look forward to seeing you there!

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2024 Spread The Word To End The Word Game

Spread The Word To End The Word AD

Join Downingtown High School East and the Eagles Autism Foundation on September 13th at 7 p.m. at Kottmeyer Stadium for the 10th annual "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign. This event, prior to the Downingtown East vs. Kennett football game, promotes inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The community is invited to wear white to show solidarity.

Tickets are $5 and available online at

Past Events

Culture Fest 2024

Get Ready for Culture Fest 2024! Join us on September 27th from 5-8 PM for an exciting evening of entertainment and global flavors. Enjoy amazing performances by talented student musicians, singers, and dancers from different countries. Plus, savor delicious cuisine from around the world at various food trucks.

Daniel Goldsmith - Holocaust Survivor Virtual Assembly

(Training Video) In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, the Downingtown Area School District (DASD) hosted a virtual program featuring Holocaust survivor Daniel Goldsmith. The event, organized by the DASD Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), was attended by students from grades 7 through 12.