18th International Festival
Celebrate our CommUNITY of Cultures
September 26, 2015
at Harrisonburg, Virginia’s beautiful Hillandale Park
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Celebrating our community’s rich intercultural diversity, the Harrisonburg International Festival invites you to join us for our 18th Annual event Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12:00PM – 6:00PM at Hillandale Park. This event is free, with plenty of food and crafts available for purchase.
As we have since its inception in 1995, this unusual event brings together an extravaganza of performing, visual, and culinary arts and a world of beautiful people offering a remarkable smorgasbord of mouth-watering delicacies, musical talent and dance, creative folk art, language and intercultural learning opportunities, a World Bazaar of exquisite hand-made and imported art and souvenirs, and a world of stories waiting to be shared!
You will find friends from all over the world, foods from Ethiopia, Mexico, India, Thailand, Europe, Puerto Rico, and Central America, talent in music and dance from Aztec, Filipino, Irish, Chinese, and Kurdish artists, storytelling from our Native American heritage, a parade of cultural fashion and dress, and dedicated partners for a better world working for environmental sustainability, green energy, and peace. This year our ever-popular Fashion Show of International Cultural Dress returns and we expect it to be better than ever! We believe your hearts will be enlarged and re-energized with the love and hospitality you will find here, in the smiles, and hugs, and beats that set your feet to dancing. Rain or shine, the show will go on. We are a family-oriented and handicapped accessible event with shuttle service for those in need. Parking on the grounds is HOV3 (high occupancy vehicles with 3 or more riders) only. Free shuttle service is provided from parking lots in Harrisonburg running every 15-20 minutes throughout the day.
We invite you to share this with your friends on Facebook. Look for Harrisonburg International Festival, tag yourselves and your friends in our galleries, and come out and join us again so we can add you to our growing celebration of intercultural beauty!Preview what’s shaping up! Special thanks to Scott Lowe, WMRA, and Lisa Houff: