One World Day | The official event of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation since 1946.


We had a great One World Day last year in 2017;  we hope you enjoyed it as much as the other 25,000+ attendees. Let’s make it even better this year!


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Hosted by the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation

the 73rd Annual One World Day is sponsored by Councilman Kevin Conwell.

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Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 for the 73rd Annual One World Day, 11am – 6pm, a Councilman Kevin Conwell’s event

Since 1945, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation has celebrated One World Day in the Gardens. This annual event reflects the theme of the Gardens: “Peace through Mutual Understanding.”

One World Day is the highlight of summer events in the Gardens and the occasion at which all the Gardens get together to celebrate as one. Events include a Parade of Flags, a naturalization ceremony, cultural performances, entertainment, gardens exhibitors, authentic diverse ethnic food, guided Lolly the Trolley Tours, children’s activities,  and more.

The 73rd Annual One World Day will be produced for the fourth consecutive year by Johnny Wu (co-Founder of the Cleveland Asian Festival and producer of Charity Jam in Hollywood).

Please note: MLK and East Blvds will be CLOSED for ongoing traffic on Sep 16 from 7am till midnight. For parking information and how to get to the parking lot from I-90, please visit this page.

The 2018 One World Day event is organized by Johnny and a number of volunteer committees. If you’re interested in volunteering,  please consider  joining us, email us for more information.

Committees include:

  • Cleveland Cultural Gardens’ Executive Director Lori Ashyk
  • Finance, chaired by Thomas Turkaly
  • Logistic, Safety and Transportation, chaired by Asim Datta
  • Performance by Sheila M. Crawford
  • Volunteers, by Laura Tereshko
  • Parade  and Ceremony, chaired by Angela Woodson
  • Vendor ,  Gardens’ Delegates
  • Marketing,chaired by Dan Hanson

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Check out our previous year’s event: Over 25,000 people attended the 2017’s 72nd Annual One World Day!

Please note: solicitation of any kind is not permitted at this privately held event.