Bowling Green International Festival celebrates 25th year

Jessica Voorhees

The Bowling Green International Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday at Circus Square Park. Local, international and student groups represented a variety of countries through dance and musical performances, food, merchandise and information booths.

Angela Jones, president of the Board of Directors for the International Festival, said she expected the festival would attract a record number of applicants this year.

“Today’s (Saturday) an extra good day in terms of vendors, weather and conflicts,” Jones said. “We usually estimate 15,000, but I’m guessing we might even have more than that. This might be a record breaking year.”

This year the festival featured several new vendors and performances, such as the Islanders Hula Girls, Adil Kadhim, who performed Iraqi heritage songs, and the HOPE and HOLAS dance group, who performed a variety of Latin and Caribbean dances.

For more coverage, pick up the Sept. 30 edition of the Herald.