Frequently Asked Questions / Event contact information
We are so sorry that we were not able to host the 2020 Ithaca Peace Festival due to the COVID pandemic. We hope to have an extra special festival in 2021!
The Ithaca Peace Festival will be hosted in 2021 on the grounds of St. Catherine of Siena Church (309 Siena Drive, Ithaca, NY). Festival Dates/hours are: TBD - Please check back - we will post the 2021 dates/times once they are determined.
St. Catherine's will begin our Festival on Saturday and Sunday with Mass. All are welcome to join us. Mass on Saturday is celebrated at 3 p.m. and on Sunday at 10 a.m.
This is an outdoor green space festival. It will be held rain or shine.
Ithaca Peace Festival - A celebration of international music, food, and peace
This three-day, family-friendly festival is a celebration of cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and exploring what unites all people in the local community and beyond. This is a multi-denominational celebration organized by St. Catherine of Siena Church. Everyone is welcomed!
Activities include “Best of Ithaca” live local music, dance performances, multicultural displays, and ceremonies.
Exhibitors include locally based community outreach organizations, local artists, and international food vendors. Beer and wine are served.
Youth entertainment includes a community-building art project, performances, fire truck rides, bounce house, face painting, movie, activities, games, and more
The mission of the Ithaca Peace Festival is two-fold: • To inspire positive actions to promote peace by building relationships within the local community. • To provide financial support to organizations that are supporting peace related activities locally and globally.
Who do the proceeds from this event benefit? Since the festival’s inception, more than $35,000 has been donated to organizations that are promoting peace locally and around the world, with a particular emphasis on efforts related to education, nutrition, health care, and fellowship. Beneficiaries include Feed My Starving Children, Musicians for World Harmony (Music Heals), Lopez Lomong Foundation, Rotary International Foundation, Catholic Charities, and the Portal de Belén School located in the Dominican Republic.
Event Contacts: If you are interested in volunteering, performing, or exhibiting, please contact: Kristy Colbert (607) 592-3255 firstname.lastname@example.org Ted Skibinski (713) 408-7157 email@example.com