PORTLAND — The ninth annual Festival of Nations is drawing crowds to Deering Oaks Park.

The festival, continuing until 8:30 tonight, features cuisine from countries around the world and vendors selling a variety of wares. Designed to showcase Maine’s diversity and promote unity, the festival is an opportunity for people of all walks of life to mingle and learn about different cultures.

For more detailed information, visit the festival’s web site at www.wini.us/festival.htm.