Annually Circus Square Park in downtown Bowling Green becomes packed with vendors, a variety of different foods, and talented performers of all cultures. On the weekend of September 27, the International Festival opened from 9 am until 6 pm, and was crowded with members of the Bowling Green community. The International Festival aims to represent the vast diversity that is found in Bowling Green. Zomi cultural representative Zen Kim stated, “Before I came to the International Festival, I thought there was not much cultural diversity in Bowling Green, but after coming two years ago, I realized there was much more than I thought. Since then, I would not miss it.” The International Festival is a place for cultures to gather, learn, and share from each other.
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The Best of Africa Group on stage performs dance at the Bowling Green International Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at Circus Square Park.
A mannequin displays a headscarf being sold at the seventh annual Bowling Green International Festival at Circus Square Park on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Taking a moment from the heat, Juliana Fields (left) and Daisy Coronado(right) stop by one of the many arts and crafts booths at the International Fair in downtown Bowling Green. Similar to many others, the two girls enjoyed the colorful day with their families.
Jedeiah Martinez, 10, waits backstage before her performance during the International Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28.
A vendor prepares food at the Bowling Green International Festival at Circus Square Park on Saturday, Sept. 29.