Growing Kent International Festival shines at ShoWare | PHOTOS

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017 5:19pm
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The Kent International Festival – a celebration of the cultural diversity represented in the community and South King County – returned to the ShoWare Center on Saturday.

The growing 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.

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

Natthanik Hall, left, and Wachiraphon McArdle, of Siam Smile Dance, a Thai classical and folk performance group, entertains on the Plaza Stage at the Kent International Festival on Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Freshly face-painted Amneea Idrahim, left, Rafal Flayyih, middle, and Zahraa Mohammed enjoy the celebration the festivities in the plaza on Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Freshly face-painted Amneea Idrahim, left, Rafal Flayyih, middle, and Zahraa Mohammed enjoy the celebration the festivities in the plaza on Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

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