The Bowling Green International Festival is celebrating its 29th year of promoting cultural diversity.
Organizers says Saturday’s event will feature a record-number of food booths, which will allow festival-goers to sample cuisines from different cultures. Three stages spread across downtown's Circus Square Park will feature music, dance, and cultural demonstrations.
“You see a lot of neat and interesting things as far as cultural demonstrations and dress”, said Hannah Barahona, Vice President of the Festival’s Board of Directors. “You can, of course, try different kinds of food that that you’ve never had before. But at the same time it’s a really good opportunity to show support to our foreign-born residents within our community.”
Barahona said the event is a great way for Bowling Green-area residents to learn more about the many international communities that make southern Kentucky home.
“It’s really good people-watching, so you can sit in one spot in the park and see people from all over the world, and all kinds of dress all together in one place, and that’s really unique.”
Bowling Green is home to a refugee resettlement agency that has led to a growing number of international communities throughout the city.
The Bowling Green International Festival is Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Circus Square Park.