International Festival Set for April 14

The 29th Annual International Festival celebrating the world’s cultures will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 in the CMC North Quad, rain or shine, and featuring live entertainment, food, and beverages representative of all continents. Admission and parking are free, with wallet-friendly food prices.

A special, 1 p.m. presentation will offer music from The Tinkers, a pipe and drum band from the Los Angeles Music Center blending the ancient art of Highland bagpipes with the primitive rhythms of the Irish Rim Drum and rousing reels from the Scottish Highlands. Other entertainment will feature Chinese Lion dance, Brazilian guitar, mariachis, African dance, traditional dance of India, traditional music and dance from Guinea, a clown, face-painting, crafts, and storytelling.

International Festival is sponsored by I-Place of The Claremont Colleges, with assistance from I-Club, Community Friends, Associated Students of CGU, CMC, and Harvey Mudd, Pomona, and Scripps colleges, Oldenborg Center, and other organizations and volunteers.

The Festival site is between Eighth and Ninth streets, between Mills and Columbia. Parking is generally available in lots on Ninth Street, just west of Claremont Boulevard.

In case of rain, canopies will cover most of the area.

For more information: 909-607-3910, 909-607-4571; e-mail,, or visit online,