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2019 Indy International Festival

November 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

$8 – $12

The 43rd Annual INDY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL is Central Indiana’s Largest and Oldest Pan-Ethnic Celebration! Hosted by the NATIONALITIES COUNCIL OF INDIANA, the INDY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL showcases Indiana’s ethnic diversity, celebrates our unique ethnic traditions, and encourages cultural exchange.

WHERE: Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Indiana State Fairgrounds 1200 East 38th Street, Indianapolis IN 46205

WHEN: November 7, 8 & 9, 2019

SPECIAL SCHOOL HOURS: Thursday, Nov. 7th, 9 AM – 2 PM Friday, Nov. 8th, 9 AM – 2 PM

GENERAL PUBLIC HOURS: Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2 PM – 9 PM Friday, Nov. 8th, 2 PM – 9 PM Saturday, Nov. 9th, 9 AM – 9 PM

WHAT: The INDY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL will feature exhibits from the 50 + ethnic groups represented in Central Indiana as they gather to share their rich cultural histories and traditions. Highlights of the festival include authentic foods from 20+ ethnic vendors; continuous ethnic music and dance by local and national performing groups; Culture Booths hosted by volunteers in traditional dress where you can connect with your ethnic heritage; artisans demonstrating unique cultural crafts; a Naturalization Ceremony and an International Marketplace offering gifts from around the world.

Additional Features:

  • GIANT, WALK-UPON Map of INDIANA hosted by Geography Educators’ Network of Indiana (GENI)
  • Interactive Italian Street Painting/ Chalk Murals with local muralists Vandra Lindner
  • Lion Dance Demonstration and Lion Eye Dotting Ceremony
  • International Market Shop for Souvenirs
  • Tudor Rose Players presents Mary Queen of Scotland
  • Naturalization Ceremony – Friday @ 2 PM onwards
  • Parade of Nations
  • FREE Health screening by Philippine Nurses, Med Techs and Doctors Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

COST: Adults $12.00 General Admission Senior/Children (7-17) $8.00 / 6 years old and below are FREE Advance discount tickets for $ 8.00 are available for purchase at


November 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
$8 – $12


Nationalities Council of Indiana


Indiana State Fairgrounds
1200 East 38th Street
Indianpolis, IN 46205 United States
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