Contact: Tammy Miller, 874-7465, firstname.lastname@example.org
Around the World will be the theme at the next Family Fun Fest from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 18 at Flat Branch Park. Kids will have the chance to experience what children in other countries do for fun through games, activities, dance, music and more.
Children will also be able to create a small art piece that will be sent to the Columbia's sister city, Suncheon, South Korea to be cut out and mounted as part of a multi-tiled mural for the 2013 International Garden Expo.
Featured performers at Family Fun Fest include:
MUDRA (MU Dance and Recreation Association): MUDRA's dancers through the medium of Odissi, the most ancient classical dance form of India will explore the beauty of nature in spring by their graceful movements, sculpturesque postures and vibrant footwork. In the concluding chapter of their recital they will bring before the audience a moment from ancient India where dancers will offer this dance to the divine as practiced in temples those days.
Friends of China: Performances including Diabolo (Chinese Yo-Yo), Tibetan Dance, Chinese Martial Arts, Waist Drum and a variety of Children dances.
Romani Blue with Gypsy Balidi: Mediterranean gypsy style music with belly dancing.
The Fun Fests feature a new theme each month and offer free entertainment for the entire family such as music, special performances, art activities, bounce-houses, hands-on activities, face painting and fun for all ages. Also, kids will have the chance to check out a fire truck from the City of Columbia.
The Family Fun Fests are sponsored by the Convention & Visitors Bureau, KPLA 101.5, KOMU TV8, EntPro Entertainment and Columbia Home Magazine.
Call Columbia Parks & Recreation at 874-7460 for more information or visit www.GoColumbiaMo.com.