Mobile International Festival

Mobile International Festival

November
Founded in 1982, the Mobile International Festival is meant to share the many cultures of the Mobile, Ala., community with the public.
The festival begins with an opening ceremony and a parade of flags. The Mobile Civic Center houses native dancers, costumes, crafts, musical concerts, acrobats, martial arts, puppet theatre, art gallery, and cuisine from such countries as Japan, Korea, Ireland, Kenya, China, Greece, Panama, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, and India. Visitors are given a "passport" when they enter the festival and collect a stamp as they visit each country's cultural exhibit. In 2006, the Mobile International Festival received an Arts in Education grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts to present a program about the Yoruba culture of West Africa in five Mobile County elementary schools. The 2007 theme for the festival was "Landmarks around the World."
CONTACTS:
Mobile International Festival
2900 Dauphin St.
Mobile, AL 36606
251-470-7730
www.mobileinternationalfestival.org
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