It has come to PACT’s attention that the International festival has been scrapped this year due to financial difficulties of the Civic Center. We are not sure if this is true or not but will try to verify the information. Go to their website below for more information and updates.
The third annual Toledo Sister Cities International Festival will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012 in the Civic Center Promenade at the Erie Street Market. A full range of cultures and performances is planned from 12 noon until 8:00 pm. A Parade of Nations will open the event at noon.
The afternoon and early evening event will feature food, dancing, music and other performances by participants celebrating cultures from around the world. Toledo is privileged to have sister cities in Spain, China, Hungary, Poland, Japan, Tanzania, Germany, Lebanon, Pakistan, India and Egypt, and additional sister cities are in the works. The festival will also feature local community groups. Last year, some 24 groups performed. An expanded list of local ethnic restaurants will serve international fare. World beers will be available at a pavilion, and vendors will be on hand to offer crafts and other goods. Activities are planned for children to enjoy; children under 10 will be free. Come see, hear, or eat samplings from different cultures and join together with some 2,000 participants in this celebration of international diversity!
More details, including ticket prices and performance information will be forthcoming as members of Toledo Sister Cities partners work to bring this 3rd International Festival to life.