The fun-filled Cultural Festival will hit the Brown Ballroom on Saturday, July 25.

The festival will open at 10 a.m., with performances throughout the day that include a Kendo Japanese sword demonstration, the Sugar Creek Cloggers, a gospel showcase, dancers from FATA: From African to America, the Bloomington-Normal Philippines Dance Troupe and Ifficial Reggae Movement. A full schedule is available online.

This is the 36th year of the festival, designed to promote and foster appreciation of cultures through entertainment and educational activities. The day also provides a forum for community organizations to promote positive activities for civic, patriotic, educational, and social purposes.

The festival is free and open to all ages. The Children’s Village features a special kid zone filled with activities and crafts, a bounce house, and face painting by the Zoo Lady.

Illinois State is one of the event sponsors, along with State Farm Insurance Cos., COUNTRY Financial, Ameren, the City of Bloomington Human Relations Commission, Illinois Arts Council, McLean County Arts Center, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, and the Bloomington-Normal Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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