COVID-19 update: 2020 event cancelled

 

McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko announced June 27, 2020 that International Village has been officially canceled for 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Initially, the mayor hoped for a "worst-case scenario" involving take-out food service, because so many organizations depend on Village revenue. However, circumstances beyond our control have influenced the decision to cancel. There is no International Village without the vendors, and the vast majority of our vendors have made the difficult decision not to participate. We respect their concerns, and we are hopeful that we will move past this pandemic and host a beautiful Village in 2021.

 

Founded in 1960, International Village in McKeesport, Pa., is a three-day celebration of shared traditions and heritage, including food, music, dancing, traditional clothing and crafts.

 

Food, dancing, and continuous entertainment!

Each year, you’ll find more than a dozen booths selling freshly-made ethnic foods from around the world, continuous live entertainment, live music for dancing, crafts, community information and games, plus short educational sessions about world cultures, presented by the same organizations whose food booths—each representing a different nationality or culture—have been a Pittsburgh-area tradition for more than a half-century.

Run by Volunteers, Enjoyed by Thousands

International Village is entirely run by volunteers, including many of the ethnic churches, temples and social organizations in the McKeesport region. It annually draws more than 20,000 people to McKeesport’s historic Renziehausen Park, home to many other attractions, including an extensive walking/fitness trail, a heritage museum and Pennsylvania’s second-largest rose garden.

Close to You

McKeesport’s International Village℠ is about 20 minutes’ driving time from Pittsburgh and less than one hour from most of Western Pennsylvania, easily reached via U.S. Route 30, Pennsylvania Route 48, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-376 (the Parkway East).

Make your plans now!

Plan to join us for an evening of food, live entertainment, dancing and traditional crafts!

History

International Village began in July 1960 as part of a 10-day celebration of McKeesport history called "Old Home Week."

Map and Directions

Located at Renziehausen Park in McKeesport, Pa., near the intersection of Eden Park Boulevard and University Drive.

Groups and Food Menu

Featuring the foods, music and traditions of nationalities, cultures and regions including Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information about health, safety, and security.