Festival celebrates cultural diversity


The City of Jackson is hosting the first International Food and Art Festival Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the city square downtown.

The festival will offer a chance for Jackson residents to support local artists and businesses as well as celebrate cultural diversity.

It will begin with opportunities to purchase food, merchandise and art from local vendors. Volunteers will perform dances, musical acts and storytelling while visitors shop. At noon there will be a parade of cultures, followed by more performances until the festival concludes at approximately 4 p.m.

Several Union organizations are participating, including MOSAIC, the International Student Union, the language departments and the international and intercultural studies department. Several language students will perform dances or present stories, and MOSAIC students will sell various international foods.

“I’m really excited . . . my friends are performing, and there will be a lot of international food, art and music . . . I’m definitely planning to go,” said Cara Lunsford, Sophomore French and teaching English as a second language major.

For directions and more information, email jacksonIFAF@gmail.com.

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