The Norwalk International Cultural Exchange (NICE) is a 501(c3) nonprofit organization whose goal is to promote and increase awareness of the diversity of people from around the world through arts and culture. The mission of NICE is to encourage the various groups that make up our society to learn about each other's traditions and customs in order to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of what each group brings to our community.
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 Series 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.