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All corners of the world will meet at the International Festival of Burnsville

The International Festival of Burnsville is slated for Saturday, July 11 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Nicollet Commons Park and the Ames Center, located in Burnsville’s Heart of the City, 12550 Nicollet Ave. 
 
This free event will celebrate all different cultures with entertainment, food and festivities. Festival-goers can join in family activities such as face painting, crazy hair, balloon twister art, henna tattoos, hair braiding and cultural art projects; visit cultural exhibits sharing ethnic facts and traditions; and take time to see the “Worldly Treasures” display in the Ames Center. There will also be a “Meet and Greet” with festival artists from 4 to 5 p.m. in the gallery.
 
The Festival will feature performances by:
  • Hounds of Finn (Irish band)
  • Sahar School of Middle Eastern Dance (Turkish dance)
  • School of India for Language & Culture (Indian dance)
  • Iny Dance Theatre (Asian dance)
  • Mongolian Circus (Mongolian performance)
  • Ballroom and Latin Dance Club (Latin dance)
  • Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli (Central American performance)
  • Universal Dance Destiny (African dance)
  • Orkestar Bez Ime (Balkan dance)
  • Hawaiian Islanders (Hawaiian/Pacific Islander band)
 
The International Festival committee will also be selling raffle tickets the day of, and leading up to the festival. All proceeds go to help support this year’s festival. Tickets are $10 each and are available at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, or during the festival.
 
In the event of inclement weather, all events will be held indoors at the Ames Center, adjacent to the park. Free parking is available in the Ames Center parking ramp and the Heart of the City Park and Ride ramp located off of 126th Street. Please see the flyers below for more information.
 
This festival is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.