Soin International and Dayton International Festival, Inc. present the 40th annual International Festival, A World A’Fair Global Pastimes. The festival is a celebration of diversity that showcases the food, dancing, music, costumes, and cultural exhibits representing the ethnic backgrounds and cultures of Dayton and the greater Miami Valley.
A very popular way of celebrating our cultural diversity has always been to sample the many varieties of food and drink offered by the participating organizations. For a list of foods and merchandise on sale at the booths see the Food and Merchandise listing.
For a complete listing of the ethnic organizations represented at this year’s festival, see the Organizations page, where you’ll also find information about the organizations and their booths, along with photos from previous years’ festivals.
See the What's New page to see what was new and featured at the festival this year.
Prizes to children who collected the Passport stamps
(winners selected by a drawing):
Dayton, age 11
Huber Heights, age 12
Tipp City, age 14
(see the Passport Page for details)
Awarded by the DIFI President to the Cultural Exhibit that is the most representative of the Culture Theme and impresses him/her the most. In the absence of the President, the DIFI Cultural Committee will do the honor and determine a winner.
Cultural Exhibit Award
Hon. Mention IRELAND
Overall Booth Display Award
Hon. Mention NETHERLANDS