Kids of God Academy (KOGA) raise brightly colored fans during their performance at the Flavor of Federal Way multicultural festival in 2019. File photo

Kids of God Academy (KOGA) raise brightly colored fans during their performance at the Flavor of Federal Way multicultural festival in 2019. File photo

Virtual, weeklong Flavor of Federal Way celebration begins Aug. 3

The Federal Way Diversity Commission’s annual Flavor of Federal Way will be celebrated throughout the week starting Monday, Aug. 3.

The 2020 Flavor of Federal Way multi-cultural festival at Town Square Park was canceled earlier this summer due to health concerns of public gatherings amid COVID-19.

However, board members are ensuring the local community can still support local business owners and particularly entrepreneurs of color, said Diversity Commission Chair Julian Franco.

“I think the current pandemic’s impact on the economy and the discrimination of minority-owned businesses were two driving factors that led us to think creatively on how we could support and uplift our diverse community here in Federal Way,” Franco said.

It is imperative to support black-owned businesses, other entrepreneurs/artists of color, and organizations that provide resources to marginalized community members, he said.

The event also closely aligns with the commission’s mission of uniting, respecting, valuing, and cherishing Federal Way’s diverse community.

The goal of Flavor of Federal Way is to celebrate and experience the cultures from all over the world that are represented in the local region, to bring communities together, and help residents learn about their neighbors and their heritage.

“It is our hope that guests will come away with a broader understanding and appreciation of the diverse resources, food, experiences, and opportunities available in our city,” according to the commission’s website.

The weeklong virtual event includes highlighting local vendors, businesses, nonprofits, artists and more:

  • Monday Aug. 3: kick off announcement of Flavor of Federal Way Week
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4: announcement of food vendors and sharing of “Flavor Specials”
  • Wednesday, Aug. 5: announcement of local area business and other vendors
  • Thursday, Aug. 6: announcement of local area nonprofits
  • Friday, Aug. 7: announcement of local artist and performers
  • Saturday, Aug. 8: Recap of the Flavor of Federal Way

For more information or to keep an eye out for announcements, visit the Flavor of Federal Way Facebook page. For businesses interested in signing up, visit this link.


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