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Celebrating the Tastes, Sounds and Spirit of Richardson

In honor of our globally oriented community, the City of Richardson will celebrate the second annual Culture in the CORE event on Saturday, November 4, 2023 in Downtown Richardson at Main Street Plaza. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and will feature a variety of international cuisines and vendors, as well as multicultural dance and music performances.

Free tickets are available here.

Hundreds of different cultures are represented within our 28 square miles. It's what makes Richardson special. We've been named the International Business Capital of North Texas by the Texas legislature, and "best foodies city" in Texas as one of the most diverse areas in Dallas-Fort Worth region for ethnic food. In fact, one in every five Richardson residents were born outside of the United States.

Come feast on international cuisine, shop for treasures from around the globe and enjoy multicultural entertainment as local cultural groups share their music and dance traditions. We're bringing together Richardson's diverse communities to have fun, to learn and to experience the music, dance, foods and arts of different cultures.


Parking and admission are free



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DJ Joshua
Main Street Plaza
Our DJ and emcee for the event.

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Polyphonic Dallas
Main Street Plaza
This Richardson-based band, blends classic Western musical instruments with traditional Turkish instruments, such as the 'kanun,' to craft a unique sound. Their music introduces listeners to the captivating and dynamic intricacies of Turkish music, while offering a fresh perspective on popular Western tunes with an Eastern twist. Their diverse set list will feature songs like Baris Manco's 'Sari Cizmeli Mehmet Aga,' 'Bir Derdim Var' by 'Mor ve Otesi,' 'Olurum Hasretinle' by 'Seksendort' and 'Jenny' by Tommy Tutone.

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Pegasus Theatre
Main Street Plaza
Trade-secret makeup, special lighting, meticulous costuming and set creation, combined with stylized acting creates the illusion that the audience is watching, not just a play, but a 1930's-40's black-and-white movie brought to life on stage.


Mariachi Colima
Main Street Plaza
While mariachi music has evolved and new styles are in demand, Mariachi Colima keeps the tradition alive by performing the classics from Vicente Fernandez, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Javier Solis, and many more well-known Mexican artists and composers.

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Arathi School of Dance
Main Street Plaza
Educating and inspiring students and audiences through the medium of the ancient dance form, Bharatanatyam.


JJ Pearce Mustang Stampede
Main Street Plaza
​Attired in red boots, snappy white hats and blue denim, Stampede will delight and amaze you with their energetic routines and high-flying stunts.


Priya's Seven Strings
Main Street Plaza
​Exploring ancient Indian classical music through endless learning.

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Dallas Musical Outreach
Main Street Plaza
A student organization at The University of Texas at Dallas, DMO aims to foster a collaborative and inclusive space for all musicians: vocalists, instrumentalists, arrangers and composers.


Berkner Latin Dance Team
Main Street Plaza
A Berkner High School student organization that celebrates Latin American Culture with music and dance.

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Buddha's Light International Association
Main Street Plaza
“The Gate of Confidence” performed by “Fo-Guang Chorus." BLIA is an organization founded 30 years ago to promote Humanistic Buddhism with compassion, wisdom, willingness and action. To do good things, say good words, and have a good heart are the three actions of goodness for daily practice.



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Water Marbling, Traditional Clothing Exhibition, Traditional Food and Drink Exhibitions
Main Street Plaza, The Raindrop of Dallas
The Raindrop of Dallas (RD) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), educational, charitable, social and cultural organization founded by Turkish-Americans in Dallas in 2005. RD aims to cultivate friendship and promote understanding of diverse cultures through its unique services to the community.


Origami, Yoyo and Calligraphy Exhibitions
Main Street Plaza, Dallas Chinese Community Center
The Dallas Chinese Community Center (DCCC) provides a window of opportunity to share Chinese experiences with the DFW community. Dedicated to serving both the Asian and non-Asian communities, DCCC, cultivates mutual understanding and establishes common values between Chinese and mainstream society in the U.S.

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Kid's Zone
Main Street Plaza
Face painting, balloon art, inflatables and more.

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Bark Park
Main Street Plaza
A place for your furry friends, featuring fresh water, toys and an obstacle course.

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Bike Parking
Main Street Plaza
Park and play.

Event and Parking Map

A large parking lot is located at Texas Street and Kaufman Street for festivalgoers, with overflow parking available at the RISD Admin. Campus and on most nearby streets.

Click either map below for a closer look.

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Vendors, Restaurants and Community Partners

Visit our participating CORE District restaurants and retailers during the festival and help support our local economy.

  • Aboca's Italian Grill

  • Adjustable Auto Body Repair, inaugural First Responder and Vendor Lunch Sponsor

  • Bangkok at Beltline

  • Beyond the Bar

  • Chiloso Mexican Bistro

  • DART

  • Envision Richardson

  • Fusion Vibes

  • His Tea

  • Kemas’s Euforia

  • La Casita Bakeshop

  • Mills Orthodontics

  • Miroslava Jewelry

  • Okaeri Cafe

  • Puzzles of Color

  • Richardson Economic Development Department (REDD)

  • Richardson Environmental Services

  • Richardson Fire Department

  • Richardson Office of Emergency Management

  • Richardson Police Department

  • Richardson Public Library

  • Smoke Rings and Bark

  • TotoPops

  • Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream

  • And more!
Cultual Booths

Cultural Booths

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Dialogue Institute Dallas


League of Women Voters

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Raindrop of Dallas


UTD International Center

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Tumbleweeds 4H Club

Youth Culture Committee

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Buddha's Light International Association

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Dallas Chinese Community Center

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UTD Dallas Musical Outreach

Vendors and Merchants

All vendors and merchants must register for this event. Please note that no alcohol will be sold. 

Vendors & Merchats

Sponsored by the City of Richardson with the help and assistance of:

  • Adjustable Auto Body Repair, inaugural First Responder and Vendor Lunch Sponsor

  • DART
  • Durkin, LLC

  • Event Southwest

  • Richardson CORE District and all participating DFW-area vendors and merchants

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