14th Annual Culture Fest At The Chattanooga Market Is Sunday

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The First Tennessee Pavilion will be animated on Sunday, with arts, food, dance, music and more from Chattanooga’s rich cultural diversity. The event, organized in conjunction with Chattanooga State Community College’s International Community Outreach, Arts Build, Hamilton County and the City of Chattanooga will include a costumed Parade of Nations, a community favorite.

Twenty-plus local, ethnic organizations will exhibit at the Market displaying cultural artwork, offering food samples or sharing other global customs. Activities for all ages will include: origami, dance, henna painting, face painting, calligraphy, multicultural fashion show and more,

Chattanooga State, with some corporate sponsors and other partners will be supporting Culture Fest in an arts competition and providing some prizes for outstanding candidates in the following categories:
  • Best visual art piece
  • Best visual art piece
  • Best delegation in the Parade of Nations
  • Best cultural display booth
  • Most authentic dress in the multicultural fashion show
  • Best cultural performance

The Festival will kick off with an opening ceremony featuring the International Ambassadors of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. The schedule of events follows:

EPB Stage:

11:00               Opening Remarks and presentation of Proclamation by local government

11:15               Recognition of “Cultural Ambassadors and International Achievers” by   Commissioner Tim Boyd

11:30               Flashmob Peru

11:45               Peruvian Performance

12:00               Zanzibar Studio

12:30               Tai Chi Association

1:00                 Parade of Nations (Start in Finley Stadium to inside Stage)

1:30                 Multicultural Fashion Show

2:00                 Costa Rican Performance

2: 15                Indian Performance

2:30                 Colombian Performance “Cumbia”

3:00                 Cuban Performance : Pupurri (Mambo, cha cha cha and salsa)

Outside Stage:

12:00              Peruvian Performance: Tondero: “La Perla del Chira”

12:30               Peruvian Association

1:00                 Parade of Nations

1:30                 Tai Chi Association

2:00                 Cuban Performance : Pupurri (Mambo, cha cha cha and salsa)

2:15                 Colombian Performance

2:30                 Mexican Performance

2:45                 Costa Rica Performance

3:00                 Phililipino Performance

3:15                 Mirabai Bellydance

3:30                 Cuban Performance

** Schedule is subject to change



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