Since its inception in 1991, the Skokie Festival of Cultures has become one of the premier ethnic festivals in Illinois, attracting more than a half-a-million visitors and dozens of cultures, all representing Skokie’s tremendous diversity. Attendees will take their free ‘Tour of the World,’ enjoying two days of ethnic folk music and dance, a wide range of food and beer, unique arts and crafts, a merchandise bazaar, and dozens of cultural booths and displays.
This year the Skokie Festival of Cultures was held on May 19-20 and Estonia was represented by Liivika Koren, Sirje Press and Ille Sutt. The team had brought books, handouts, craft work and beautifully embroidered folk costumes for display. That received overwhelming response and a keen interest about the culture of Estonia from event visitors.