International Heritage Festival Oct 5

International Heritage Festival set for October 5 It’s the ultimate trip around the world

(Modesto, CA) – Get ready for the ultimate trip around the world at the 22nd Annual International Heritage Festival. This year’s voyage takes place October 5 at a new location – Modesto Junior College (MJC) East Campus, 435 College Ave. in Modesto. The International Heritage Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free event showcases the kaleidoscope of heritages from the local area and celebrates a shared American heritage.

A patriotic “Americana Opening” at 11 a.m. kicks off the Festival and includes a colorful parade of flags with participants in beautiful international dress.

During the International Festival, “passengers” travel around the world through music, dance, food, and children’s crafts. Children can visit country displays, collect stamps and stickers, and have fun learning about geography, history, music, and art.

Also attending the festival will be the Silver Star Queen and her court of princesses from Modesto’s sister city in Vernon, Canada. These young ladies travel as ambassadors of Vernon, British Columbia.

The all-volunteer, non-profit International Festival Committee organizes the event. It is made possible through generous sponsorships and participation of local businesses, organizations and individuals. For more information, visit internationalfestivalmodesto.org<http://internationalfestivalmodesto.org/> or call (209) 521-3852<http://us-mg206.mail.yahoo.com/neo/>.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.