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A celebration of cultures

27th Worthington International Festival is filled with entertainment and food options.

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Parade of Nations flags at the start of Friday's evening events at the Worthington Minnesota International Festival 07 09 21. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Government Center lawn became a social gathering place for people young and old, and from a wide array of cultures, Friday evening for the opening ceremony of the 27th Worthington International Festival in downtown Worthington.

The official start of the weekend festival began with a parade of flags representing the nations from which many of Worthington's residents hail. The opening ceremony also included a fashion show and recognition of essential workers.

The International Festival continues Saturday with a 10 a.m. parade, followed by a variety of musical and dance performances throughout the day and evening. Ethnic food and artisan booths will be open throughout the day, and a variety of children's activities will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Julie Buntjer became editor of The Globe in July 2021, after working as a beat reporter at the Worthington newspaper since December 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University.
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