Central American and Mexican musicians, dancers, exhibitors and food vendors needed for upcoming Culture Fest

August 8, 2016
Central American and Mexican musicians, dancers, exhibitors and food vendors needed for upcoming Culture Fest

Columbia Association (CA) is seeking Central American and Mexican musicians, dancers, exhibitors and food vendors for the upcoming “Central America and Mexico Culture Fest” to be hosted this October by CA and the Howard County Library System.This free family event will be held Sunday, Oct. 16, from 1:30 to 4:30pm at Howard County Library System’s Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. The date follows National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Representatives from Mexico and all of the countries that make up Central America — Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama — are invited to participate and show the Howard County community what makes their countries and cultures unique.

Dancers can be children or adults. Exhibitors are often local residents who set up tables to display cultural items from their country. Vendors may not sell items or services unless they are vendors or food trucks selling food outside of the library. There will be no payment for performances.

The Columbia/Howard County community will be invited to enjoy a free afternoon of Central American and Mexican music, dance performances and displays. Families will be able to pick up a “Culture Fest Passport” upon arrival and complete it for prize drawings. Interested parties should contact Laura Smit, program manager for CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Programs, by calling 410-715-3162 or sending an email to International@ColumbiaAssociation.org.

CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Programs foster international understanding and celebrate the diverse cultures of Columbia. The goals of the International Exchange Program include developing new exchanges with Columbia’s three sister cities and creating new Sister City relationships in other cities and nations. CA also develops multicultural programs for the community such as the World Languages Café, Culture Fests, the International Book Club and the World Food Passport program. For more information, go to ColumbiaAssociation.org multicultural.

About Columbia Association

Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit community services corporation that manages Columbia, Maryland, a planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at ColumbiaAssociation.org.

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