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Museum produces Ethnic Heritage Festival

February 5, 2015
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Museum produces Ethnic Heritage Festival
The Grand Rapids Public Museum showcases global cultures at its Ethnic Heritage Festival. Photo via fb.com

A downtown museum is producing an all-day celebration of the world’s cultures this weekend.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum will host the Ethnic Heritage Festival this Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., according to its website.

The even will celebrate the music, dance, craft and food brought to West Michigan from across the globe by people who now call the region home.

The event will feature a number of performers and vendors, as well as a variety of food items at the Museum Café.

There will also be an International Beer Tasting, from 1 to 4 p.m., for $6.

Performance schedule

10:00 a.m.: Paula Sullivan Theater Organ
10:30 a.m.: Jim Foerch – Banjo Jim
11:00 a.m.: Ni Bhraonain Irish Dancers
11:30 a.m.: Le Clay
12:00 p.m.: Paula Sullivan Theater Organ
1:00 p.m.: Greek Dance Group of Holy Trinity Church
1:30 p.m.: Vietnamese Group
2:00 p.m.: Kopp Group Evolution
2:30 p.m.: Imani Singers
3:00 p.m.: Mi Peru
3:30 p.m.: Le Clay

Vendors

Anishinabec
End of the Trail Jewelry
Finish American Society
The Gaelic League/Irish American Club of West Michigan
Grand Rapids Sister Cities
Le Cley
Mama-Lady Books
Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Pigeon Crafts
Polish Heritage Society
Suzi’s Native Crafts
Swedish American Heritage Society of West Michigan
United States Peace Corps
Vietnamese Group
Voice in the wood
Western Michigan Genealogical Society
West Michigan Jewels Of Africa

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