International Festival Returns to Southfield October 4-6

The city of Southfield, in partnership with the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc., will sponsor the 90th annual International Festival (formerly the All World Market) Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6.

This cultural event celebrates food, customs and crafts from around the world. It’s a fun, affordable and enriching event for the entire family. The festival will offer international music and dance performances throughout the entire weekend, including: Polish, Indian, African, Spanish, Greek, Korean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Ukrainian and many others; children’s art making workshops provided by the Detroit Institute of Arts; and cultural exhibits and demonstrations.

A variety of international and ethnic food will be available for purchase. Guests will also be able to purchase imported products, handmade crafts, jewelry, fabrics, apparels and other unique gifts from around the world at the International Bazaar.

A weekend pass is just $3 per person or $5 per family with free parking.

The International Festival will be held in the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road. The weekend of fun will kick-off on Friday, October 4 with a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) swearing-in ceremony of new citizens at 10 a.m. The Festival will continue on Friday until 5 p.m., Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m.–7 p.m., and Sunday, October 6 from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

The 2013 International Festival is sponsored by the city of Southfield, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, Lawrence Technological University, C&G Newspapers, and Michigan First Credit Union.

For more information, call Southfield Community Relations at (248) 796-5130.

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