No need to get out your passport; the rest of the world is coming to you during SacWorldFest—a celebration of cultural diversity through music and dance—on the Sacramento State campus from Sept. 27 through Oct. 5.

The week-long extravaganza will kick off with a fundraising gala at Sac State’s University Theater on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. The evening will include food from around the world plus local breweries and wineries, delectable desserts, raffle prizes and performances from regional groups with a special “Spotlight on Brazil.”

The rest of the festival—including master classes and performances—will take place in venues all around the city (check out the website at as well as on the campus.

“Having the SacWorldFest celebration on our campus is a wonderful opportunity for the community and the university,” says Edward Inch, dean of Sacramento State’s College of Arts and Letters. “It brings new visitors while providing a terrific venue for the dynamic entertainment and multi-ethnic art and food.”

SacWorldFest culminates on campus on Sunday, Oct. 5 with a community festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that will feature headliner SambaDá, the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band; international vocalist Alencia Vela; Irish, Welsh and Americana music by Stepping Stone; Sacramento/Black Art of Dance; Ukrainian dance by Sonechko and West African music and dance by JODAMA Drum & Dance, and many more—as well as vendors and a Global Village.

Who: Sacramento State
What: SacWorldFest
When: Sept. 27 through Oct. 5
Where: Sacramento State, 6000 J St., Sacramento (other venues listed on the website)