Celebrate music, food, and traditions from around the world at Small Town, Big World: Lilburn International Festival on Sept. 10 in Lilburn City Park. This free event features cultural performances, food vendors, a parade of flags, international games and crafts, and free bounce house play for the kids.
One of the youngest performers is 13-year-old Angelina Kim, who plays Korean folk songs on a traditional stringed instrument called the gayageum. Other performances include Bollywood, Hispanic, Irish, and Bulgarian dancers, Korean drummers, a jazz fusion band, and more. International organizations will offer demonstrations throughout the day, such as henna tattoos, kanji writing, and NinjaKour.
There will be a variety of international foods to try, from pho to tropical ice cream. Presenting sponsor Nam Dae Mun will serve samples of international fruits and vegetables.
The festival is organized by Lilburn Community Partnership, a grass roots effort to create and sustain a safe, vibrant, and prosperous Lilburn through fostering community engagement. Diana Preston, who is president of the nonprofit and a former Lilburn mayor, said the international festival is an opportunity to see the world without leaving Lilburn.
"Lilburn is home to people from all over the world, but we are still a small town. We see people from different cultures at school or at the grocery store. This festival is a chance to learn more about each other," Preston said.
Save the date:
Small Town, Big World Lilburn International Festival
Sept. 10, 2016
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn, GA 30047
Shuttle service will be available from the First Baptist Church of Lilburn parking lot.