Press release: Rochester World Festival 2009

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On Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, 2009 the Rochester International Association presents its 34th World Festival at Mayo High School in Rochester, Minnesota.

The Festival opens Friday evening at 7 PM with a colorful show of performances including dancing, singing, and music by performers in their native costumes from around the world. Admission is $ 8 for adults, $4 for students and children, $20 for families.

On Saturday, from 10 am to 3 pm, the Festival features a full day of activities including the Parade of Nations, dozens of cultural displays from around the world representing the rich diversity of our city and region, an International Buffet of ethnic foods in the cafeteria, continuous music and dance performances, a new Market Place, and wide variety of children’s activities. Admission is free.

The World Festival began as a bicentennial event in 1976 and is now in its 34rd year of celebrating the cultural diversity of the Rochester area. It has become the largest multi-cultural event in Minnesota south of the Twin Cities, attracting thousands of visitors and hundreds of participants.

To participate or volunteer or for questions, please call Herta at 280-8319 or e-mail at hmatteson@hotmail.com

Download the World Festival 2009 registration form to tell us how you’d like to participate. Please print it out and send it in before March 30, 2009, so that we can properly accommodate all participants. If you plan on selling food, download the Food Vendor registration form. Our mailing address is: 2500 ValleyHigh Drive NW, Rochester, MN, 55901.