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Free day at Holiday Folk Fair International

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has done it again!

The closing day of Holiday Folk Fair International will be completely free to the public for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s November Gift to the Community.

Free admission on Sunday, Nov. 22 provides access to a vibrant celebration of cultures, including traditional music and dance performances, food and shopping vendors with global wares, arts, crafts and demonstrations.

Holiday Folk Fair International is a program of the International Institute of Wisconsin, a nonprofit social service organization dedicated to racial, cultural and ethnic understanding. The annual event, now in its 72nd year, honors the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin.

On Nov. 22, the Folk Fair will feature traditional music and dance performed by dozens of ethnic groups, plus the Young People’s Showcase, with performances at 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

The World Café will offer a wide assortment of delicacies from around the world, or you can enjoy a beverage and baked goods while listening to live music at the Coffee House.

Don’t miss Heritage Lane, where you’ll find traditionalal customs from diverse cultures brought to life, and the International Bazaar, offering cultural artifacts for sale. Local chefs will also be preparing traditional cuisine on the Chef’s Stage.

Holiday Folk Fair International is held at State Fair Park Exposition Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., in West Allis.

Call (414) 225-6225 with questions or visit for additional information.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has been celebrating its 100th year of service throughout 2015 by presenting monthly Gifts to the Community, offering everyone an opportunity to access special places and resources throughout the region.

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