Young performers from the Kinnaly Lao Traditional Music Dance Troupe move to song on the Plaza Stage during the 10th annual Kent International Festival last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Young performers from the Kinnaly Lao Traditional Music Dance Troupe move to song on the Plaza Stage during the 10th annual Kent International Festival last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent International Festival glows at ShoWare

Community gathering celebrates 10 years | PHOTOS

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:39pm
  • Life

The Kent International Festival celebrated 10 years with song and dance, food and talk at the accesso ShoWare Center last Saturday.

The festival showcased the region’s ethnic dance, musical performances, spectacular native attire, cultural booths and authentic cuisine.

The World Wide Walk kicked off the festival. Daylong entertainment filled three stages, in addition to a World Dance Party and Festival Finale concert. There was cultural, food and activity booths and art exhibitions.

To learn more, visit kentinternationalfestival.com.

Auburn’s Angela Suresh Goraphy – 2014 Miss India Washington – performs a dance during the Kent International Festival last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Auburn’s Angela Suresh Goraphy – 2014 Miss India Washington – performs a dance during the Kent International Festival last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

The Balefire Irish Dancers step to a traditional tune during the Kent International Festival last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

The Balefire Irish Dancers step to a traditional tune during the Kent International Festival last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Hip-hop, rap dancers entertain the crowd. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Hip-hop, rap dancers entertain the crowd. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Salvador Morales, of the Mariachi Conquistadors de Mexico, strums a number during the group’s performance on the Plaza Stage at the Kent International Festival at the ShoWare Center on Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Salvador Morales, of the Mariachi Conquistadors de Mexico, strums a number during the group’s performance on the Plaza Stage at the Kent International Festival at the ShoWare Center on Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent City Councilmember Brenda Fincher welcomes the sun-splashed crowd while introducing the next performer on stage at the Kent International Festival last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent City Councilmember Brenda Fincher welcomes the sun-splashed crowd while introducing the next performer on stage at the Kent International Festival last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

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