Two upcoming festivals celebrate diversity in St. Paul

July 15, 2013 by  

St. Paul is home to people from all over the world who occasionally like to celebrate their home culture. Two suitable events for this cause are taking place in the city next month: the India Fest and the Greek Fest.

India Fest celebrates Indian Independence Day and is presented by the India Association of Minnesota. The festival will feature cultural performances, Indian food, and vendor booths selling items themed around, or originating in, the Asian country.

Greek Fest is a two-day festival presented by the St. George Greek Orthodox Church. It will feature a Greek cafe serving such foods as souvlaki, gyros, and saganaki. There will also be performances by the Greek Dancers of Minnesota, children’s activities, church tours, and a vendor bazaar featuring Greek-inspired items. The festival is free but guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations.

Both of these events are a great opportunity for the general population of St. Paul to celebrate their city’s ethnic diversity. While each event will no doubt appeal to those of Indian or Greek descent, they will also likely attract those who are neither but want to learn more about both of these ancient cultures.

India Fest will take place at the Minnesota State Capitol Grounds on August 10 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Admission is free. More information can be learned by calling 651-321-3421.

Greek Fest is to be held at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church from August 17 to 18 from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm each day. Admission is free. Call 651-222-6220 for more information.

St. Paul printing companies have likely been called upon to help advertise these events throughout the community.