AWISH Cultural Festival

Around the World in Santiago Hills

Our annual cultural festival in May features countries from around the world with fabulous food, fun, activities, music and entertainment.

Food Booths | Cultural Performances | Parade of Colors | Cake Walk | Activities | Opportunity Drawing | DJ & Music

Free Admission so bring your families, neighbors and friends! Tastes, games and opportunity drawing only $1 50 cents per ticket!

Details on THIS YEAR’S AWISH here.

What to expect:

On the evening of AWISH, the blacktop is transformed into a tent city where each tent represents a different country. When you arrive, make sure to get your tickets ready (available for purchase at the event or included in your Silver/Gold Pledge Drive package) so you can visit each booth and use your tickets to sample that booth’s cuisine or craft.

Parade of Nations

Make sure to come dressed in your favorite nation’s cultural attire! Students who would like to present their special outfits can participate in our Parade of Nations, where they will display their country pride around the tents and on stage.  The parade is set to start directly following the National Anthem performed by a student and Boy Scouts’ flag ceremony. No need to RSVP, just come ready to be a part of the show!

Food booths

Ever tasted glass noodles from Korea or Swedish cookies? How about some homemade Italian spaghetti or German sausage? AWISH is a great way to expose students to cuisines around the world in a fun and exciting way!

Craft booths

Some countries choose to share their culture with customary activities of their homeland. We also have vendors who come out to share their own crafts and activities, like the language school wheel of prizes, or martial arts “break a board” activity.

Bake Walk

The Bake Walk is a fan favorite every year. What is a Bake Walk? Think “Musical Chairs” with baked goods as the prize! The Game: Need 1-2 tickets to play. While the music plays, walk around the circle. When the music stops, whoever is standing on the chosen number gets to choose a baked good to take home! Baked good prizes are 100% donated by families. If you are able to donate a baked good (fewer than 4 servings) for this activity, please email with your interest.

Bounce house

Once their bellies are full and they are full of energy, kids can jump and climb around in a huge inflatable bounce house. Rest assured they will sleep well that night!

Volunteers Needed

This event is 100% volunteer run. All our country booths are run by parents. If you can represent a country or would like to help another booth that needs extra hands, please contact our AWISH chair at You can find forms and guidelines on our current year’s event information page.

See details on THIS YEAR’s AWISH blog posts here.

Documents and Forms:

All available on our recent AWISH blog posts.

In past years, we have had food booths from the following countries. Contact us to host one of the booths below or introduce us to a new country’s cuisine this year!

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Brazil
  5. China
  6. Costa Rica
  7. Ecuador
  8. Egypt
  9. England
  10. Germany
  11. Greece
  12. India
  13. Ireland
  14. Japan
  15. Korea
  16. Lebanon
  17. New Zealand
  18. Philippines
  19. Sweden
  20. Taiwan
  21. Turkey
  22. U.S./France


For questions or to volunteer at the event, contact our AWISH Coordinator at