International Festival. June 2
The Fifth Annual International Festival will be held Saturday, June 2, at the Waldorf Atrium on the campus of Waldorf University, Forest City. Ethnic performers will be on stage from 10 a.m.-4:30 pm.. The Festival’s goal is to celebrate our American heritage and the many international heritages of our community. This community-sponsored event is FREE with a canned food donation for area food banks.
“We are so excited about what the International Festival has to offer this year,” said Audrey Olmstead, leader of the steering committee. “It’s an opportunity to connect people through what we all share—food, music, dance, art and games.” The free, family-friendly International Festival will offer a parade of flags, ethnic musicians and dancers, ethnic foods from around the world, breads and pastries. Kid’s activities include world art; passport stickers and stamping fun; and World Games (like Qwirkle, Klubb, Ticket to Ride and Chinese checkers).
The Performance Schedule includes ethnic musicians and dancers.
10-10:45 a.m. Eulenspeigel Puppets. “Uncle Rabbit’s Adventures”
10:45 a.m.-Noon, Ross Sutter, Scandinavian musician from Minneapolis, and Swedish musicians, Maria and Anders Larsson
12-12:45 p.m. The Nordic Dancers from Decorah
12:45-2 p.m. Las Guitarras de Mexico, mariachi music and other Mexican styles
2-2:15 p.m. Arlan Whitebreast, Meskwaki grass dancer from Tama
2:15-2:45 p.m. The Nordic Dancers from Decorah
2:45-4 p.m. Java Jews Klezmer Band, led by Abe Goldstien from Des Moines
4-4:15 p.m. Arlan White-breast, Meskwaki grass dancer from Tama
For more information, check the International Festival’s Facebook page.