Celebrate Diversity at 17th Annual Columbia International Day on Saturday, July 23

Columbia’s 44th birthday honored with cake-cutting at 4 p.m.

The Columbia Association (CA) will host the 17th annual Columbia International Day on Saturday, July 23 from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Throughout the day, this event will feature live music and entertainment representing a variety of cultures; international food and crafts vendors; children’s activities; the annual decorated umbrella exhibition; and a celebration of Columbia’s 44th birthday. The theme of this year’s decorated umbrella art exhibition is “Going Green and Other Colors: Saving the Environment.” More information on this exhibition and how to enter is available at ColumbiaArtCenter.org.

Columbia International Day is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 410-715-3161 or go to ColumbiaCalendar.org.

2011 Schedule of Events

Stage area

2 p.m. Halau Ha’aKea o Mokihana (Hawaiian dance and music); Zumba Demo/US Tae Kwondo
3 p.m. HaNeul SoRi (Korean drummers and music); Nazu Dance Company (African dance and music from the Ivory Coast)
4 p.m. Sister Cities Program and Happy Birthday Columbia (cake cutting)
4:30 p.m. Infinite featuring Mr. Marcus Young (world jazz, funk and R&B)
5:15 p.m. Cecil’s Antics (clown)
6 p.m. Jah Works (reggae with Jamaican roots and hip hop)
7:30 p.m. Daniel Rego Duo (Portuguese guitarist duo)
8-10 p.m. The Rollex Band (classic rock and R&B)

Merriment on the Grounds

2-6 p.m. Children’s activities (slide/bounce combo, mini-golf, face painters, balloon sculptor and games)
2-8 p.m. Cecil the Cycling Clown
6-8:30 p.m. “LaRambla at the Lake” (European street performers and illusions to boggle the mind and delight the senses – take the stroll!)

For media inquiries, contact:

Shelia L. Green
General Manager of Communications & Community Relations
410-715-3171
Shelia.Green@ColumbiaAssociation.com

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