Please visit the Rochester international association table in the lobby for programs and information, lost and found, first aid. Volunteers also check in there.
Cultural displays and non-profit displays are in and around the gym.
Saturday entertainment is at the stage in the gym, please check posting there for possible program changes.
Buy your food tickets at the tables in the cafeteria, buy early and many (you can return leftover tickets later).
Schedule for stage in gym
Please check posting by stage for possible changes.
- 10:00 AM – World Festival Opens
- 10:15 AM – Line up for the parade at the stage in the gym (get your flags there), Mayor Brede will lead the Parade
- 10:30 AM – Parade of Nations
- 11:00 AM – Guthrie Dance
- 11:30 AM – Casa Sin Dueno
- 12:00 PM – Phil-Am Association
- 12:30 PM – Native American Association (not confirmed)
- 01:00 PM – RIA
- 01:15 PM – Rochester International Dance Studio
- 01:30 PM – Indian dance and music (Ganga)
- 02:00 PM – Fashion Show
- 02:30 PM – Zumba
International Food Tasting, opening at 11:00 am
Please buy your food tickets early and buy many! You can return your unused tickets before you leave.
Enjoy typical dishes from the following countries: India, Poland, Korea, Sudan, Greece, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Pastries by Daube’s, Coca Cola beverages, Culligan water
The Rochester Accordion Band will entertain you during lunchtime inside the cafeteria!
International Marketplace, in the lobby
Have fun buying unique art, international and folklore items from around the world!
Cultural Displays, in and around the gym
Please visit with your international neighbors in Rochester and explore their heritage and international connections.
Philippines – Korea – Japan – Guatemala – Sudan – India – China – Vietnam – Trinidad & Tobago – Jordan – Egypt – Greece – Germany – RCTC Global Language Program and Cambodia and Guatemala Service Trips – Caribbean Heritage MERG (Barbados, Belize, St. Lucia) – Native American Center of SE Minnesota – Jamaica
Mayo/Rochester Chess Club will be placed in a quiet place in the hallway!
Organizations with Multicultural/International Displays, in the gym
Find out about all the international activities of Rochester organizations.
IMAA – Diversity Council – One World Patient/Family Advisory Council and Transcultural Patient Care Mayo Clinic Employees Group – Global Citizens Network – Rochester International Film Group – Rochester Public Library – RCTC Upward Bound – Mayor’s International Affairs Committee – Spanish Conversation Group – Community Alliance of Rochester for Equity (CARE) – Rochester Public Schools – Early Childhood Family Services/PAIIR – PAX (Program of Academic exchange) – Americorps(LEAP) – Mission 21 – Rochester International Dance Studio – Mayo Office for Community Engaged Research (Family Health Tree) – Global Action – Centro Campesino
Pinatas at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm
First come first serve to break the candy filled pinatas!
Sponsors: El Gallo Mexican Grocery Store/La Perla Poblana Market
See our balloon man in action and take home a balloon figurine
Sponsor: Bob Kurland
Decorate your own face masks
Sponsor: Rochester Art Center
Chopsticks and Name Writing in Korean
Learn how to pick up things with a variety of chopsticks!
Get your name written in Korean to take home
Sponsor: Calley Paul
Make Spanish Maracas
Learn Spanish words while making this fun toy!
Sponsor: RCTC Spanish Class
Make a Puppet
Make and decorate your own stick puppets
Sponsor: Jill Marie’s Puppets
Facilitated by teachers from P.A.I.I.R.
Sponsor: Rochester Public Schools Early Childhood Services
Learn where in the world the Indigenous and Native American communities are
Sponsor: Global Citizens Network
Make and color your own teepee
Sponsor: Native American Center of Southeast Minnesota
Sponsor: Sudanese Association of Southeast Minnesota
Playing the Marimba
Try your skill in playing the Marimba from Guatemala
Sponsor: Eulogio Tiguila
Learn some Vietnamese art and origami
Sponsor: Vietnamese Youth Organization of Rochester
Cricket and Steelpan
Travel to Trinidad and Tobago and learn to play cricket and make music on the steel pan
Sponsor: Seasons of Fun
Have fun getting your face painted!
Sponsors: Pine Island H.S. Art Scream Club/Pine Island H.S. Culture Club/John Marshall H.S. Honor Society
Enjoy story reading and take home a book!
Sponsors: ABDO Publishing House/Minnesota Reading Core/AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative/Southern Minnesota Initiative Fund/United Way-Dolly Parton Books
Have your name written on a bookmark in different alphabets and take it home
Sponsor: RCTC International Student Club
Draw your own designs on a big mural and admire!
Sponsor: AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative