Central Florida’s leading cultural diversity festival.



FusionFest, Central Florida’s leading cultural diversity festival with year-round programming, has set the stage for its fifth annual celebration of the people and the many cultures that make the region awesome. FusionFest’s free, two-day signature event returns on Thanksgiving Weekend: Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 27 from Noon – 6 p.m.

Thousands of guests representing more than 110 different global cultures will fill the Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities. More than 1,000 local artists are expected to perform and showcase their work on FusionFest’s stages and in its galleries and interactive installations.

An all-new signature show entitled Kaleidoscope — The Wonders of Creative Collaboration, headlines this year’s FusionFest. CeCe Teneal, an award-winning performing artist who has graced the stage before Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker, Johnny Lang, and the legendary B.B. King, is curating this one-of-a-kind showcase of Central Florida’s best cultural performers.

In addition to Kaleidoscope, the FusionFest’s line-up includes the return of these festival favorites: Family Village featuring a cardboard village of the world, the Fun & Games Tent and the Family Art Tent; Celebration & Faith Station; International Marketplace; screenings of MYgration Films in partnership with the Global Peace Film Festival; Diversitastic! choir performances; Visual Arts Gallery; Global Street Dance Party; two stages featuring music, dance, spoken word and fashion; plus, community panels, prizes and contests with cash awards.

FusionFest Inc. is a nonprofit organization and a project of the Orange County Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Since 2016 a steering committee of 40 members with heritages from around the globe meets monthly to shape the project. In addition to its annual festival, FusionFest produces year-round programming, including the Diverse Orange Talk Show, MYgration Films Watch Parties and Diversitastic! Dining Experiences.