The International Festival takes place in Mobile, Al. It’s filled with loud music and dancing, assorted foods, cultural booths, and even storytelling and art galleries.
While you walk around and admire all of the booths, you are also given the option to fill out your own “passport.” All of the booths have their own personal stamp for you to stamp in your passport, and you can fill up the entire book with pages of the different stamps.
There are many different booths for different cultures. Most booths have arts and crafts, items to purchase, or pictures to observe.
For example, the booth for Japan has several people who are able to write names in Japanese and people are able to purchase them.
The booth that resembles Indian culture has a henna stand and a smaller booth off to the side where you can purchase a bindi,which is a small or large eye-catching mark worn on the forehead as an adornment.
One of the main attractions of the International Festival is the food, of course. The food is to be paid for via lunch tokens which you can purchase at any time during the festival.
The trays of food are endless, and there are plenty of unique delicacies from every country imaginable.
In the festival, there is a huge room that is similar to an auditorium. This room contains the food and drinks and also a stage for singers and performers. It’s one of my personal favorite attractions, because I’m able to relax and eat while listening to the music and watching the performances that take place on the stage.
I had the honor of attending the International Fest for the first time this year, and I absolutely loved it. I enjoyed eating new foods, listening to loud music, and learning more about different cultures.
It was a pleasant experience and I would go back in a heartbeat.