Want to experience 100 different cultures in just a matter of hours? Buy authentic handcrafted jewelry or watch Aztec dancers perform?
These opportunities await at Plano International Festival, planned for October 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Haggard Park. Each year this festival honors the cultural diversity among Plano citizens with a Naturalization Ceremony, vendor booths, an international fashion show and live performances. Come ready to eat and be dazzled by the diverse group of people that make up this great city of Plano.
Interesting facts about the festival:
2018 marks the 14th year of the Plano International Festival.
Last year, attendance at the festival set a record high of 23,000 guests.
84 languages are spoken at the festival.
Over 100 different countries attend the festival, wearing over 50 costumes.
Over 300 vendors attend selling art, food and cultural goods.
86% of waste is saved from the landfill through the Zero Waste policy.
Over the past 13 years, 650 people have been naturalized as U.S. Citizens.
33 health organizations offered 400 free flu shots last year.
Over 700 grassroots volunteers invest 3,400 hours for the festival.
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