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July 7, 2018
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Oyster Shell Park
North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
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NICE Festival

Saturday, July 7, 2018

The 3rd Annual NICE Festival – Saturday, July 7, 11 AM to 8 PM – Oyster Shell Park, North Water Street ( Behind the Maritime Aquarium) – Free Admission The NICE Festival Series celebrate the rich global heritage and culture so evident in the music, food, art and talent of which we in Norwalk are so proud. The NICE Festival host dancers, musicians, food and craft vendors from multiple traditions and customs, and encourage the community to spend the day together. The festival is a one-day event that is free to the public. The day-long event is filled with an abundance of cultural experiences with more than 50 vendors offering a wide array of international cuisines, arts and crafts and community services, along with education, health, and environmental exhibits. Cultural performances from multiple traditions include live dancers with origins in Flamenco, Asian, African, and more. Live music includes Rock, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues, Latin, Folk and music across all genres.

The 2018 NICE Festival, Happening in Norwalk, Connecticut on July 7th, Announces an outstanding lineup of live cultural performances ranging from Native American to India’s Bhangra dancers, Andean Flutes, Mexican Mariachi, Salsa, Rock and Reggae.

Honoring Norwalk International Cultural Exchange’s commitment to increasing awareness of the diversity of people from around the world through arts and culture, NICE festival organizers have assembled a line-up of multicultural, celebratory sounds for all ages to enjoy. In addition to the featured live bands listed below, The NICE Festival, a daylong celebration of world cultures, will have numerous dance performances and live bands, plenty of family fun activities, interactive arts area, and international food and craft vendors.

This 3rd Annual NICE Festival is expected to be attended by well over 4,000 people from throughout the New England region and takes place on Saturday July 7th, from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Oyster Shell Park, located off North Water Street in Norwalk, Connecticut.  Admission to the festival is free.

Performances will take place on two stages throughout the entire day.

Headlining the 2018 festival on the main stage will be Reggae’s newest sensation straight from Jamaica, Kabaka Pyramid and the Bebble Rockers. Kabaka Pyramid is a multi-talented artist and producer coming straight from the streets of Kingston, Jamaica with a unique musical style blending the lyricism of Hip hop, with the energy and melody of Reggae and Dancehall. He is based out of the Bebble Rock music camp and through his liquid and hypnotizing delivery spreads the positive messages of spirituality and conscious evolution.  
The main stage also features Connecticut’s Got Talent winner and Norwalk’s own Riki Stevens. Riki found her voice through studying and performing genres like Opera, Jazz, European traditional choral music, as well as contemporary Christian music. Riki struggled to settle into her individual unique sound, but her musical journey has made her a flexible artist who will not be confined to a genre.

Additional main stage performances include Paul Nelson and his Rock band, Yohanna Escamilla, a local Norwalk Flamenco dancer, Vania Samba Brazilian dancers, Anthem Reggae Band and gracing the stage for the third year in a row is the electrifying Salsa sounds of Orquesta Afinke.

For more information, including specific times bands will be performing, parking, transportation and other features, please visit

New festival information is updated regularly. The Festival occurs rain or shine.