Festival of Cultures celebrates diversity

 From staff reports

The 21st annual Festival of Cultures on Saturday, June 17, will give people a chance to experience and celebrate the diversity in Sioux Falls.

The free event is hosted by the Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls. It’s from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Coliseum, next to the Multi-Cultural Center at 515 N. Main Ave.

Entertainment is offered throughout the day. Headlining the list of performers this year is the award-winning Native American band Brule, which takes the stage at 3 p.m.

European, Middle Eastern, African, South American, Native American and Asian vendors will be on hand to discuss their merchandise and culture. Businesses and organizations will have booths to provide information. Food vendors include Annie Garcia’s Egg Rolls, Boki Gelato, Gyros & More, Big Rig BBQ and Tasty Trolley.

Entertainment schedule

Noon: Bosnian KUD
12:15 p.m.: Judo demonstration
12:45 p.m.: Mrs. Sanders, Sonia Sotomayor School
1 p.m.: Geoff Gunderson
2 p.m.: Chua Ky Vien meditation
2:30 p.m.: Erika Leigh – Broadway
2:45 p.m.: Storytime with Nishat
3 p.m.: Brule
4 p.m.: South Sudanese Choir – Jenina
4:30 p.m.: Soccer demonstration – Wondi
5 p.m.: Iman prayer in Arabic/ What is Ramadan?
5:15 p.m.: Maria Mallock – Kunama dancers and singers
5:30 p.m.: Bill Peterson, Celtic band
6:15 p.m.: Trang Luu Vietnamese Dance
6:30 p.m.: Roosevelt Drum Group

Festival of Cultures celebrates diversity

The 21st annual Festival of Cultures on Saturday, June 17, will give people a chance to experience and celebrate the diversity in Sioux Falls.

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