Sunday, July 24, 2011

Springville FolkFest

Thanks to Tasha Anderson for letting us know about this event! She said it's a ton of fun!

The Springville World Folkfest will bring the color and excitement of traditional folk dance and music from around the world to Springville during the 25th annual World Folkfest planned for July 25th through July 30st, 2011, in Springville, Utah, USA. Springville is located 50 miles (approximately 1 hour) south of Salt Lake City, Utah, using Interstate 15. 

Folk dancers and musicians travel from countries around the world to attend the Springville Folkfest, which has grown to become one of the largest festivals of folk dance and music in the United States. Five outdoor evening performances are scheduled during the 2011 Folkfest on the outdoor stage at the Spring Acres Arts Park, located just north of Springville High School at 620 South 1350 East. The stage was designed specifically to accommodate Folkfest performances. The Springville World Folkfest annually features approximately 250 performers dressed in the brilliantly colored costumes of their native lands. Each dance group brings a select group of musicians to provide live music for the dancing. The dances, music and even the instruments played offer audiences a taste of many different cultures. Prior to evening performances at the Arts Park, audience members can sample treats from around the world at international food booths, mingle with performers and purchase items from the various folk dance groups. The Springville World Folkfest in good standing and adheres to the standard set by the International Organization of Folk Art (IOV), the International Council of Organizations for Folklore Festivals and Folk Art (CIOFF), and the National Folk Organization of the United States (NFO). 

View their website for complete schedule of events.

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