Worthington International Festival starts today
WORTHINGTON - Play together, learn together, live together. That's the motto of the Worthington International Festival.
Worthington has one of the most diverse communities in the state of Minnesota, and the International Festival is a time for celebrating and learning about the many cultures that make up our world.
Events begin today at the Nobles County Government Center in the Farmers Room. Experience the diversity, starting with ethnic food samples and a photo display at 6:30 p.m., then listen and see native American and African drummers, hear what the vision is for the Nobles County Historical Society and find out more about what makes Worthington the home of so many cultures.
Beginning on Friday at 5:30 p.m. there are opening ceremonies, then a dazzling display of performers on the lawn outside of the Government Center. There are also children's activities from 6 to 8 p.m.
Learning opportunities and fun continues Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Government Center stage, with youth performers, children's activities throughout the day, and even a chance to watch and play basketball with the Worthington Police Department.
Throughout the festival there will be ethnic and artisan booths and a chance to experience food from around the globe - and all of this is located in downtown Worthington.
Don't miss this chance to play, learn and live with all of the amazing cultures that make up Worthington, all of it made possible through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. For a complete schedule, go to worthingtoninternationalfestival.org.