World Beat returns June 28

The 22nd Annual World Beat Festival of 2019 will kick off on Friday, June 28 and continue until Sunday, June 30 at Salem’s Riverfront Park. 

Friday Night at the Beat will begin at 5 p.m. and attendees will have a chance to experience the music, dance, food and traditions of over 79 nations and cultures. The Beat festival will open at noon and continue until 10:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. 

Friday’s admission will be by donation only, and Saturday and Sunday admission will be $5 per person. To purchase tickets, visit