Mosaic: The Tacoma Arts and Culture Festival returns to Wright Park.

The event, formerly known as Ethnic Fest, will feature music and food representing Tacoma’s many cultures. Park board chair Andrea Smith said the event gives people the opportunity to learn about the cultures that make up the city and the world.

“It’s the best way to experience all of the amazing places in our world and the people who bring those cultures to make our city’s life so rich,” Smith said in a press release.

The festival will take place at Wright Park on July 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

People can also visit the event’s 20 arts and crafts booths. People will also have access to information booths and providers of community groups and services.

Performers include Chamorro dancers and the Mariachi Monarcas. Queues have been placed on the event website. Asia-Pacific Cultural Center executive director Lua Pritchard said the performances are meant to carry the energy from the stage to the crowd.

“I want people to move with what’s on stage, dance, rise. I’ve been with this festival since the very first and I know what people love,” Pritchard said in the press release.

In partnership with The Grand Cinema, the festival will screen the film “Selena” on July 23 at nightfall for an outdoor film.

The festival will kick off with a “Walk of Destiny” parade around Wright Park at 11 a.m. on July 23.

According to Press releasethe mosaic is presented by Regence BlueShield, in partnership with Bath Fitter NW and Washington’s Lottery.

This story was originally published July 19, 2022 11:38 a.m.