September 28, 2017
World of Montgomery Festival Celebrates Diversity Through International Music, Food, Dance, and Arts
The World of Montgomery Festival is held each year in October to celebrate the rich diversity of the area through international music, food, dance, culturally authentic arts demos, hands-on activities, and more. The event will be held on Sunday, October 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Montgomery College Rockville campus.
The ninth annual family-friendly event will inspire multicultural appreciation and understanding by spotlighting the cultures of China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, and India, which are the four largest immigrant populations in Montgomery County. All four nations have established Sisters City relationships with the County.
There will be a wide variety of hands-on activities, including traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremonies, dancing with a Chinese dragon, henna art painting, and craft-making. Two performance stages will spotlight dancers and musicians and dancers from around the world.
A main attraction of the event is the Parade of Cultures led by the feet pounding rhythms of traditional African drummers, Latin American dancers, and Asian performers in native dress who encircled the festival grounds.