Statesboro’s 13th annual International Festival to bring various cultures together

Bisola Oke

The International Festival is celebrating its 13-year anniversary at Mill Creek Regional Park on Saturday.

The festival will feature various singing and dancing performances. There will be several booths available where guests will be able to create a variety of arts and crafts of their liking. There will also be an international food court where attendees can sample food from various countries.

This year, there will be belly dancers, Latin dancers, Polynesian dancers and other new performers on the World Stage that weren’t there last year.

There will also be a Global Village, where various local schools will have the opportunity to provide information about the country of their choice. This part of the event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro.

Mayor Jonathan McCollar will be providing welcoming remarks at the festival as well as serving as a judge for the Global Village.

Angie Threatte, international programming and events coordinator, said that she hopes students will become better global citizens by attending the festival.

“It’s my hope they will become a better global citizen and study abroad because of attending the festival,” Threatte said.

The event is free, and there will be a variety of world-wide foods and bazaar items for sale.

For more information about the festival, click here.

Bisola Oke, The George-Anne Daily Reporter,