In 2017 a team of educators and community organizers met to establish a Keene International Festival. The first event, held in 2018, drew in over 500 people from around southwest New Hampshire and beyond. In 2019, the city of Keene's Human Rights Commtitee became a partner of the event. Approximately 1,000 people attended.
Keene International Festival showcases and celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the Keene, NH, community through activities that engage and connect people to each other.
It is a free family-friendly event held on the third Saturday in September. Donations are welcome. 100% of funds raised go towards festival activities.