May 17-19 . A World A’Fair
Dayton Convention Center,
22 E. Fifth St.; Friday 5-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.,
Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m;
Dayton’s annual international festival returns for 2013 with the cultural theme, “Global Pastimes.” All of the participating countries will show some of the favorite pastimes of their region at their cultural booth. The festival is a celebration of diversity that showcases the food, dancing, music, costumes and cultural exhibits representing the ethnic backgrounds and cultures of Dayton and the greater Miami Valley. It features plenty of featured entertainment this year, including Jorge Wojtas, a flamenco guitarist; a flamenco dancing group from Columbus; Kabluchko, a Russian performing group from Cincinnati; Verea, a Bulgarian group from Chicago; and Burundian drummers and dancers. The very popular Kenya Safari Acrobats and Steve Free, Native American storyteller and musician will return this year. The DIFI Festival Singers will perform on the Informal stage all three days. Stories and activities for kids will be offered in the expanded children’s area and the Asian American Council of Dayton will again be presenting a Health Fair. This year we will again have a photo booth with international costumes to choose from for your photo. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a trip around the world, all in one location – downtown Dayton! Adults $7, seniors $5, youth (6-18) $4. Visitwww.aworldafair.org for more info.