2005 International Food & Folklife Festival

4/20/2005 8:12:08 PM

Clark County Government Center
500 S. Grand Central Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89155

Celebrate the true scope of Las Vegas' diversity when the city holds its annual International Food & Folklife Festival, a vibrant intersection of art and life at the Clark County Government Center on April 23, 2005.

Folk art is grounded in community, passed along through personal contract to be preserved, interpreted, and enjoyed by from generation to generation. Types of folk art range from Cajun-style cooking to Japanese Ondo dancing to Navajo silversmithing to cowboy poetry.

Each year the Las Vegas International Food & Folklife Festival gives everyone a chance to experience the unique expressions and traditions of those groups that contribute to the area's distinct cultural heritage.

The Festival is packed with cooking demonstrations, handmade ethnic craft items, food vendors serving tastes from 15 countries, two stages featuring traditional music and dance performances, and a chance for children to participate in some cultural arts and crafts activities of their own.

The festival is capped by a reggae concert from Bonafide, a local outfit comprised of six Jamaican brothers. The group has become one of Sin City's most popular reggae attractions, making regular appearances at venues around town where they play a warm mix of covers and original material.

Call 702.455.8242 for more information.

Features :

Assyria, Armenia, Basque, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hawaii, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Scotland, Thailand

Price: Free Admission & Free Parking

Show Dates: 04/23/2005

Show Times: 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM

International Food and Folklife Association (www.accessclarkcounty.com)