Saturday, November 5, 2011

Indy's International Festival

The 35th Anniversary International Festival takes place in the West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1200 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, 18-20 November.

Hosted by the all-volunteer Nationalities Council of Indiana, the 2011 festival showcases the state’s ethnic diversity, celebrates our unique ethnic traditions, and encourages cultural exchange.

Hours are 2 to 9 p.m. 18 November, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 19 November and noon to 6 p.m. 20 November. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $6 for children.

(There are special hours for student groups on 17 and 18 November.)

Featured are exhibits from the 50+ ethnic groups represented in Central Indiana. Highlights of the festival include authentic foods from 20+ ethnic vendors; continuous ethnic music and dance by local and national performing groups; Culture Booths hosted by volunteers often in traditional dress; artisans demonstrating unique cultural crafts; a Naturalization Ceremony to welcome the newest Americans, and an International Marketplace offering gifts from around the world.

Follow the festival on Facebook or find out more on the festival website.

(Photo courtesy of Indy's International Festival)

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