world cultural festival 2023 valparaiso indiana

World Cultural Festival Returns to Valparaiso

     On Sunday, September 15, 2024 the 13th Annual World Cultural Festival will transform Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza into a center for cultural diversity from 12 noon to 5 pm. Sponsored by The Valparaiso International Center (The VIC), this family-friendly event will feature music and dance from around the world, international art and handicrafts for sale, ethnic cuisine, and children’s activities. The festival is open to everyone, and admission is free of charge.

     “The World Cultural Festival is the yearly climax of our efforts to promote better global awareness and connections among the many cultures that make up our local community,” says Duane Davison, founding chair of The VIC.  “The event provides an opportunity for people to learn about each other, enjoy music and dance, sample food, and make friends.  The festival has earned a national reputation as a guaranteed good time.”

     “A highlight of the festival is the Parade of Nations.” says Hugh McGuigan, chair of the VIC’s Board of Directors.  “We encourage attendees to wear traditional attire and carry the flag of their birthplace or ancestral homeland.  We look forward to a good turnout from Valparaiso University international students and  the local immigrant community.”

     Non-profit organizations and educational institutions will be in attendance too, with information booths and representatives to engage with festival goers. International products and fair-trade items will be available for sale
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     Programing will include a children’s tent with internationally themed activities for youngsters and a display of artwork from students. “We’re especially interested in teaching our youngsters about diversity and the importance of communication and interaction between cultures,” says Davison.

     For more information about the World Cultural Festival and other programs of the Valparaiso International Center, visit its website at www.valpovic.org or call (219) 464-1122.

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Tentative PERFORMERS AND VOLUNTEERS:
To Be Determined

     For more information about the World Cultural Festival or to volunteer to help at the Festival, visit this website at www.valpovic.org email info@valpovic.org or call (219) 464-1122.

 

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.