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International Folk Festival

Food, crafts and performances from around the globe!

11/3/2012
When: Sat Nov. 3
10-10
Where: Vinoy Park
701 Bayshore Drive NE
St. Petersburg, Florida  33701
United States

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St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society (SPIFFS) and its ethnic member groups present the 38th annual International Festival at Vinoy Park on St. Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront, transforming it into a microcosm of the world. This year’s theme is "Music Around the World."

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In addition to ethnic foods and cultural displays, Folk Fair offers a multitude of special entertainment in the form of dancing, singing and drumming by more than 30 ethnic groups. Some of the highlights:

  • Music from Mongolia, featuring a beautiful instrument called Horse Head Violin (Morin Khuur)
  • Native American drummers and dancers
  • Folk music and dancing from around the world
  • Grand Parade of Nations at 2:00 pm, when members of the many SPIFFS ethnic groups will parade around the park, led by colorful bands, pipers and drummers. The parade will be followed by a new citizen swearing-in ceremony at 2:30 pm.
  • Polkadancing to the music of Mario DeLeon & Company.


Folks dancing and music will be performed throughout the festival from two stages. From one
end of the globe to the other, you will find outstanding performances and demonstrations from
North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, not to mention food, cultural arts and crafts, art dis-
plays and more.

SPIFFS is Tampa Bay’s own United Nations and the only independent non-profit, multi-
cultural folk fair organization in the country. Folk Fair is your chance to travel the world in a
day - without leaving the country. Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to take part in the
magic of song, dance and foods from around the world.

Admission: Adults: $10
Students: $6
Children under 6 accompanied by adult: FREE


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