Massive 45th Annual International Folk Fair

A 45-year tradition has been revitalized. In an immigrant nation facing an identity crisis, we have a new purpose. This year, the St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society (SPIFFS) Annual Folk Fair reminds us who we are: a fabric of cultures woven into a United States.

SPIFFS 45th Annual International Folk Fair will be held from October 24 – 27, 2019 at Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg, FL.

The 4-day festival showcases food and culture from 36+ ethnic organizations, each representing immigrants from nations across the globe. The groups will unite in a Grand Parade of Nations, culminating in a swearing-in ceremony of new American citizens.

New this year: A Friday evening concert with popular local Betty Fox Band. Gates open at 6pm; concert starts at 7pm.

Oct. 24 & 25 – School Days: An immersive cultural experience created exclusively for school groups, Folk Fair provides a fun and educational opportunity for students to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. Teachers, parents and administrators: Contact Lotta Baumann at folkfair@ij.net / 727-552-1896. Registration deadline: October 17, 2019.

Oct 26 & 27 – Public Festival: Doors open to the public for a weekend of festivities featuring food and performances from three dozen cultures. Tickets are available at https://spiffsfolkfair2019.eventbrite.com or at the door.

For advertising, sponsorship and vendor information, please contact us at folkfair@ij.net / 727-552-1896.

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