2010 International Festival: The Diverse Wonders of Indianapolis

The 2010 International Festival is winding down this weekend, with only two more days to go before it’s history. This popular Indianapolis festival takes place in the West Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It closes down tomorrow, Sunday, at 6:00 pm.

A yearly harbinger of the holiday season in Indianapolis, the International Festival offers all your favorite festival activities for the whole family, from live music to lots of different ethnic foods to try. The theme leaves a wide scope for diverse entertainment. Here are details of some of the activities you may see if you attend this Indianapolis event:

Arts and crafts demonstrations – Watch as crafts and artwork from around the world are created before your eyes, and then visit the International Marketplace to pick up unique gifts.
Features of the festival include such annual favorites as Taiko drummers, Italian street painting and international wine and beer tastings.
Food and other ethnic exhibits – More than 50 ethnic groups from around Central Indiana are represented in the festival’s many exhibits. The cultural booths are run by volunteers dressed in the traditional garb of the country they represent.
Interactive stage – Lots of fun dance and music groups from around the world present their cultures in the form of ethnic dancing, storytelling and music. This weekend, some of the groups scheduled include bellydancers, folk dancers and performing arts.


The Indianapolis International Festival sums up the fascinating history and culture of Indianapolis society in just a few intense days every year. Unique among festivals in Indianapolis and other nearby cities in Indiana, it is a favorite for families with children in Indianapolis as well as Central Indiana Hoosiers.

2010 Indianapolis International Festival
November 18-21, 2010

Saturday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tickets: $9 and $6 for children 6-12

Indiana State Fairgrounds
West Pavilion
1202 E 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Visit the International Festival website

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