The 43rd Annual INDY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL is Central Indiana’s Largest and Oldest Pan-Ethnic Celebration! Hosted by the NATIONALITIES COUNCIL OF INDIANA, the INDY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL showcases Indiana’s ethnic diversity, celebrates our unique ethnic traditions, and encourages cultural exchange.
WHERE: Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Indiana State Fairgrounds 1200 East 38th Street, Indianapolis IN 46205
WHEN: November 7, 8 & 9, 2019
SPECIAL SCHOOL HOURS: Thursday, Nov. 7th 9 AM – 2 PM Friday, Nov. 8th 9 AM – 2 PM
GENERAL PUBLIC HOURS: Thursday, Nov. 7th 2 PM – 9 PM Friday, Nov. 8th 2 PM – 9 PM Saturday, Nov. 9th 9 AM – 9 PM
WHAT: The INDY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL will feature exhibits from the 50 + ethnic groups represented in Central Indiana as they gather to share their rich cultural histories and traditions. Highlights of the festival include authentic foods from 20+ ethnic vendors; continuous ethnic music and dance by local and national performing groups; Culture Booths hosted by volunteers in traditional dress where you can connect with your own ethnic heritage; artisans demonstrating unique cultural crafts; a Naturalization Ceremony and an International Marketplace offering gifts from around the world. Additional Features: • GIANT, WALK-UPON Map of INDIANA hosted by Geography Educators’ Network of Indiana (GENI) • Interactive Italian Street Painting/ Chalk Murals with local muralists Vandra Lindner • Lion Dance Demonstration and Lion Eye Dotting Ceremony • International Market Shop for Souvenirs • Tudor Rose Players presents Mary Queen of Scotland • Naturalization Ceremony – Friday @ 2 PM onwards • Parade of Nations • FREE Health screening by Philippine Nurses, Med Techs and Doctors Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
COST: Adults $12.00 General Admission Senior/Children (7-17) $8.00 / 6 years old and below are FREE Advance discount tickets for $ 8.00 are available for purchase at www.IndyInternationalFestival.org
SCHOOLS: Special EDUCATION DAYS, November 7th and 8th from 9AM - 2PM, allow students to learn about diversity and explore their own ethnic roots. Students travel the festival using Student Passports provided by the Nationalities Council. Student and teachers’ tickets for $ 5.00 are available for school groups through October 31st. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.