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Multicultural Festival moves up one week next year, hopes for Irish return

Posted by Adam in Local Events, 4/11, 3:04 PM

You might be more focused on sand than snow at this point in time, but the folks with the Westman Multicultural Festival are already hard at work laying the groundwork to build on the growth seen at the 2019 event 2 1/2 months ago. 

Specifically dates have been set at January 23-25, 2020... one week earlier than what’s been typical. By hosting on that weekend there will be less potential for overlap with other major events, with Ag Days scheduled for the previous week and Dakota Nation Winterfest the following week. 

According to WMMF executive member Gautam Srivistava, all ten pavilions from this past year have indicated intentions for a return along with the possibility that the Irish Pavilion may be back. Being as early in the game as it is there’s also opportunity for other cultures to join the mix by getting in touch with organizers in the coming months. 

The 2019 festival, which saw the debut of Jamaica on its 10 pavilion roster, reported an attendance growth of 6.5% over 2018. 

Photo: Brandon Troyanda School of Ukrainian Dancers

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