Multicultural Fair Today

Today is the Multicultural Fair at Overlook Park. There will be a Native village showcasing the Chinook Indian Nation and its history in the Ridgefield area. Sam Robinson, Chinook Indian Nation vice chairman will launch the proceedings with a musical blessing and Chinook carver and painter Greg A. Robinson will make and sell art.

It all starts at 9 am when the multicultural Festival Vendor Village opens alongside the regular weekly farmers market. Vendors will serve Indian cuisine and other ethnic dishes as well as barbecue.

Performers will show off the music and dance of Japan, India, Chan and indigenous Latin America until 3:00.

The library will feature a Family History Zone, and you can play DISC golf in Davis Park and learn about different world cultures along the way.

The Old Liberty Theater will present ‘Kirikou and the Sorceress,’ an animated film based on a magical folk tale from West Africa as well as a 7 pm screening of ‘Rumble, the Indians Who Rocked the World,’ about Native rock and jazz musicians.

And Friends of the Library will be selling used books.

All-in-all, a full day – come see what it’s all about!

 

 

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