Northwestern is presenting a fun-filled opportunity for students to learn more about the home countries of other students. The Beloved Festival of Culture will take place on April 23 at NW between 4:30-7 p.m.
If the weather permits, the event will be held on the campus green. If not, the rain location will be in the Rowenhorst Student Center.
The Beloved Festival of Culture is a combination of two of NW’s usual yearly events. This year, because of COVID-19, The Beloved Festival and Cultural Fair are being combined to celebrate other cultures while in the midst of a pandemic.
The event will consist of games, food, art and music from a variety of different people and places. In the past, Cultural Fair has happened in the winter while the Winter English Program students from Japan are here. This is when foods from around the world are made by students and other events are presented that highlight the different cultures that NW students come from. Many of these aspects are still being included in this year’s event.
NW students, and those who live in the Orange City community, are invited and encouraged to attend.
The cost for community members is $10 for anyone 12 and older. Children between the ages of 4 and 11 cost $5 and children 3 and younger are free. NW students can get into the event at the cost of a meal swipe.
There will be plenty of activities for all age levels. Some of the activities will include inflatables, live music, sand volleyball, soccer, corn hole and many others. The food options will allow people to taste dishes from around the world that are made by other students.
The event is being put on by many different organizations on campus including La Mosaic, International Club, Admissions Association, and Student activities. They have all worked very hard to plan and organize this event.
There are also still opportunities to volunteer to help with the event and help it run smoothly. If anyone is interested in helping they should reach out to Halima Shokuri or Destinee Montenegro for more information on how they can help.