Third annual international festival planned for Toledo
Event features the culture of Toledo’s sister cities
The third annual Toledo Sister Cities International Festival will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012 in the Civic Center Promenade at the Erie Street Market. A full range of cultures and performances is planned from 12 noon until 8:00 pm. The opening ceremony will include a Parade of Nations.
The afternoon and early evening event will feature food, dancing, music and other performances by participants celebrating cultures from around the world. Toledo is privileged to have sister city relationships with Spain, China, Hungary, Poland, Japan, Tanzania, Germany, Lebanon, India, and Pakistan, and additional sister cities are in the works. The festival will feature both sister cities and local community groups. Over 20 performance groups are scheduled to entertain and delight. Local ethnic restaurants will serve international fare. World beers will be available at a pavilion, and vendors will be on hand to offer crafts and other goods.
A special language corner will help you learn basic phrases from a wide choice of languages. Activities are planned for children to enjoy; children under 10 will be free. Come see, hear, or eat samplings from different cultures and join together in this celebration of international diversity!
Tickets are $5.00 and available through sister city organizations, at the door, or in advance by calling Elaine at 419 206-0975. More information about the festival and upcoming performances is available on Facebook at Toledo Sister Cities International Festival and at toledosci.org.
Thursday, March 22, 2012