Upcoming Event: International Festival 2018

More than 30 free performances will be on the schedule for the International Festival 2018 . The event will be held at the Overture Center for the Arts and will provide plenty of incredible culture and heritage. In addition to the performances you can enjoy incredible world cuisines, arts, crafts and so much more.

The International Festival is all about art and culture. It's a community event perfect for those looking to indulge in all types of different cultures. There will also be many local businesses on hand.


The list of performers is rather long with more than 30 taking the stage this year. These artists call Dane County home and will put on quite the show at the Overture Center. The list of performers for this year includes:

  • Ali Jamnia
  • Dana
  • Cris Plato Trio
  • The Handphibians
  • Last Gaspe
  • LuLu Swing
  • Madison Maenerchar
  • Mesoghios
  • Red and Black
  • Sadira
  • Swiss Alphorns
  • Bratovchedki
  • Yid Vicious
  • Zaibas Lithuanian Dancers
  • And More!

There will also be special presentations from Microlending with Working Capital for Community Needs, International Reach-UW Madison and Literacy Network's Bhutanese Refugee Mural.

In addition, you can attend Ladysmith Black Mambazo after the event for $25. This special performance will include plenty of fun and will be held at 8pm in Overture Hall.

The Vendors

Along with the performers, the event will include a number of vendors for arts, crafts, food and more. The list of vendors includes:

  • Akarim African Enterprises
  • Cafe Costa Rica
  • East Timor Action Network
  • Friendship Force of Wisconsin-Madison
  • German School of Madison
  • Home Institute of Uganda
  • Italian Workmen's Club
  • Madison Chinese Culture Association
  • Polish Heritage Club of Madison
  • Nazkas Hand Made
  • Rolling Pin Bake Shop
  • Spice Yatra
  • Wisconsin Lions International Youth Camp and Program
  • Yachak
  • And More!

Event Details

The International Festival 2018 will be held on Saturday, February 24th from 10:30am to 4:30pm. the event will be at the Overture Center for the Arts, located at 201 State Street in Madison. Admission is free!

If you would like to attend the Ladysmith Black Mambazo show after the event at 8pm, tickets start at $25 per person.


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