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Festival of Nations

May 5, 2016 - May 6, 2016

$8 – $11

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It wouldn’t be spring without the celebration of cultures at the Festival of Nations (FON) held at the St. Paul River Centre. This year’s FON is scheduled for May 5-8, 2016.

On Thursday, May 5  from 9-3 and Friday, May 6 from 9:30 – 4:30, the FON is open exclusively to school groups who are bussed in for the day. On the main stage the Ethnic Dance Theatre will present a series of dances followed by folk dance instruction. It is a very popular event with the students and the performance and teaching is repeated multiple times during the two days. If your child is one of the lucky groups attending this year’s FON, remind them to catch a show of the Ethnic Dance Theatre on the main stage.

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For nearly 83 years, the Festival of Nations has inspired people throughout the region to discover more about our world and embrace the rich cultural diversity brought to us by immigrants from around the globe. The FON is the longest running multicultural festival in the Midwest and collaborates with almost 100 different ethnic groups. The FON is open to the general public May 6 (Fr) 4:30 – 10 pm; May 7 (Sa) 10-10 pm; and May 8 (Su) 10-4:30 pm. Admission: $11 for adults, $8 for youth. Advance pricing and other details available at Festival of Nations webpage: festivalofnations.com.


May 5, 2016
May 6, 2016
$8 – $11


International Institute


Saint Paul RiverCentre
199 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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