Ethnic foods and cultural displays, dancing, singing and drumming by more than thirty ethnic groups with a Grand Parade of Nations.
Travel the World in a Day at SPIFFS 42nd Annual International Folk Fair
St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society, Inc. (SPIFFS) and its ethnic member groups present the 42nd Annual International Festival at Vinoy Park on St. Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront, transforming it into a microcosm of the world.
In addition to ethnic foods and cultural displays, Folk Fair offers a multitude of special entertainment in the form of dancing, singing and drumming by more than thirty ethnic groups. On the two school days (October 27 & 28), various student groups will be performing on the main stage. On Saturday, October 29, the general public will enjoy cooking demonstrations, breathtaking music, Polynesian dancers plus folk music and dancing from around the world.
Be sure not to miss the Grand Parade of Nations at 2:00 pm, when members of the many SPIFFS ethnic groups will parade around the park, led by colorful bands, pipers and drummers.
The parade will be followed by a swearing-in ceremony of new citizens.
Folk dancing and music will be performed throughout the festival on two stages. From one end of the globe to the other, you will find outstanding performances and demonstrations from North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, not to mention food, cultural arts and crafts, art displays and more.
SPIFFS is Tampa Bay’s own United Nations and the only independent non-profit, multi-cultural folk fair organization in the country. Folk Fair is your chance to travel the world in a day – without leaving the country. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to take part in the magic of song, dance and foods from around the world.
Admission: adults $10, students $6, under age 6, free