The 5th annual International Festival returns to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Sunday, September 19 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Free and open to the public, the festival features interactive booths with displays and activities from all over the globe. Traditional dance performances from different countries will take place on the Great Lawn throughout the afternoon. Papa Rap (Al Lopez) will be the event emcee.
This family-friendly event is FREE thanks to support from the Walmart Foundation, and open to the entire community. In order to keep our guests safe, capacity will be limited. No tickets necessary, however guests are encouraged to RSVP online in advance at bgozarks.org.
Please note: Guests will be required to wear face masks at the Garden entrance, inside the building and Butterfly House and when social distancing is not possible. Free COVID-19 vaccines will also be available at the event thanks to the health department.
This event is part of Welcoming Week, a series of events nationwide bringing together immigrants, refugees and native-born residents to raise awareness about the benefits and importance of welcoming everyone. The garden supports diversity and inclusion, and this festival is a wonderful opportunity to experience a wide variety of cultures in one place!
Guests are encouraged to spend some time exploring the garden as well. Picnics, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. No pets please.
For more information about the event and to RSVP, visit the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks website.