The parish community of St. Matthew enjoys a diverse representation of ethnic backgrounds. As an outreach opportunity to share a variety of cultures with the surrounding community, the parish hosted its first Multi-Cultural Festival in October, 2008. Guests came to experience the free live entertainment, large variety of ethnic foods, crafts, vendors, and children's area. The festival has become a much-anticipated event for both parishioners and the surrounding community.
In more recent years, the Festival weekend began with a Friday Oktoberfest, featuring live polka music and traditional German food, beer, and desserts.