Many people are proud of their ethnicity and heritage, which makes ethnic festivals a surefire way to draw huge crowds. For instance, an Ecuadorian festival in Croton-on-Hudson, NY (pop. 7,610), this fall saw cars lined up for miles. Such festivals not only attract those from a specific ethnic background, but they also attract many members of the general public who are curious about the food, music, arts, and crafts represented at the festival. That makes these festivals the perfect way to celebrate downtown’s diversity and bring people together at the same time.