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Thursday, November 4, 2010

United Nations International Festival in Columbus O-H-I-O

For fifty four (54) years, the Columbus International Festival has strived to bring together different cultures from across the world each first November weekend. Formerly known as the United Nations Festival, the event is the Columbus Chapter's largest outreach event, and the largest event of its kind sponsored and implemented by a UNA-USA chapter in the country. Each year, approximately 175-200 booths representing nearly 75 cultures offer arts, crafts, entertainment and food. A main performance stage offers continuous entertainment throughout the festival, and a children's area offers international arts, crafts and demonstrations for youths of all ages. In 2000, a health fair component was added to the festival to provide information on local health and fitness as well as global health issues. A Parade of Nations, held midday both days, winds its way through both halls displaying the cultures in attendance. Periodically, other events will be held in conjunction with the festival, such as the International Community Forum and Model United Nations exercises.

It is being Saturday & Sunday, November 6-7, 2010 from 10AM-9PM Saturday and 11AM-7PM Sunday. The festival is housed at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial 300 West Broad Street, Columbus OH. Admission prices are Adults $7.00, Students & Seniors $5.00, Children 6-12 $2.00, Children under 5 free. Additional information can be obtained by emailing

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