2022 Harrisonburg International Festival 

“Art helps us identify with one another and expands our notion of we – from the local to the global.” – Olafur Eliasson, artist

2022 Entertainment Lineup


Outside at Court Square

12:00pm Opening Remarks by Mayor Deanna R. Reed 

12:15pm Ollinpapalotl Mexika Dance Troupe
The Ollinpapalotl Mexika Dance Group is a Harrisonburg International Festival tradition! Their exciting and colorful performance featuring stunning traditional garments is always a crowd-pleaser.

1:00-1:45pm West African Drums & More! Interactive Music for All Ages with Mike Deaton
Mike Deaton is an artist, teacher, and music facilitator who has spent 25 years studying ways to use music as a tool for wellness and resilience. When he isn’t drumming and playing gong music to ease a stressed-out world, he leads hands-on music and arts experiences for all ages. Catch him in the Worlds of Play Children’s area again at 2:30pm.

2:00 – 5pm Global Village Presentations & Performances

5:30pm Closing Ceremony – Kurdish Community
The Kurdish Community conducts the traditional closing ceremony at the Harrisonburg International Festival! This group participation performance is loved by everyone that has ever attended the festival and never disappoints in its ability to get everyone involved and full of community spirit.

12pm – 6pm LOVE mural – Harrisonburg Tourism
12pm – 6pm Unity Tree – Many Voices of Harrisonburg


On the Court Square Theater Stage
41-F Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Hours: 12pm-9pm

12:00 – 12:15 – Ukrainian Folk Music – Alex Stupak, Singer/Pianist
12:15 – 12:55 – Ukrainian Folk Music – Alex Lagoda, Singer/Kobza-Bandura Player
1:00 – 1:40 – Mexicana/Americana Folk – Caitlin Fernandez, Singer
2:00 – 3:45 – Cuban Film – ”The Last Out” Hispanic Film Festival Ticket Prices Apply
4:00 – 4:30 – Indian Classical Dance – Komal Vaish Dance Troupe
4:30 – 5:00 – Latin & South American Band- Cafe con Leche
5:00 – 5:30 – Congolese Dancer/Singer – Bienvenu Ziata Howbuna
5:30 – 6:00 – Congolese Dancers – Benjamin & Yvette
6:00 – 6:30 – Mask and Commedia Dell’arte Movement (French & Italian) – Doe Polanz, PhD
7:00 – 9:00 – Spanish Film – ”The Good Boss” Hispanic Film Festival Ticket Prices Apply

At the Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market

228 S Liberty St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Hours: 8am-1pm

9am – 11am Corrie Lynn Green and the String Geeks (Applachian)
Corrie Lynn Green and The String Geeks are thrilled to bring you true Appalachian Mountain Sound straight from the hollows of the Shenandoah Valley. Corrie Lynn Green and The String Geeks have been writing and delivering their originals with a commitment to storytelling and ballad singing passed down from generation to generation. Digging deep into the wells of their mountain roots, they extract the pain, poverty, and joy known from a mountain life.

11am – 1pm iRon Lion (Reggae)
iRon Lion has been an area performer and event coordinator in Harrisonburg since the 90’s and travels as a Reggae dj, musician and performer. He loves to share his experiences and influences from around Virginia and beyond!  iRon Lion creates a family, fun, friendly vibe that’ll keep you dancing or laid back in your lawn chair enjoying nature and the farmers’ products which are available in abundance!

In The Wing Gallery at The Perch
85 W Gay St, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
Hours: 9 am-3 pm

9am – 3pm Art exhibit by Iraqi Artist Sanarea Ali

At Restless Moons Brewing
120 W Wolfe St #103, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Hours: 12pm-10pm

6-9pm Ukrainian Musician Alex Lagoda

NOTE: Performances are free except where ticketing is indicated. Scheduled times are subject to change day of the event.