Manassas explores heritage at festival

July 9, 2018 by  

Manassas Museum will be presenting its annual National Mall’s World Heritage Festival in a few weeks. The family-friendly world cultural food festival will be a showcase of ethnic food, arts and crafts and cultural performances.

The show will feature folk dances from Egypt, India, Lebanon, Japan, Bolivia, Hungary, Brazil, and Turkey.

Over 60 artists and crafters representing many world cultures will be vending their original works in ceramics, jewelry, fine art and quite a few other creative genres. Guests will surely be asking for their favorite artists’ business cards for future reference.

Nonprofit organizations will be passing out information about their programs, missions, and services. Local businesses and startups will be manning booths to distribute business cards, promotional products, and in some cases product samples. Some will also be selling merchandise and demonstrating their products and services.

Food at the event will be limited to ethnic food and traditional drinks. The only exception will be fresh smoothies.

A kids’ zone will have plenty of culture-related games and activities to keep the little ones occupied.

The City of Manassas Museum is located at 9101 Prince William Street, and the event will be on Saturday, July 21 from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, with the fun taking place on the lawn. Admission will be free and the event will happen rain or shine.