Global Pastimes will be this year's cultural theme. All of the participating countries will show some of the favorite pastimes of their region at their cultural booth.
Be there for the FIRST Annual Beer Passport event-- Friday evening only. The purchase of the Beer Passport gives entitles you to a 2-oz. sample of beer from each of the twelve participating booths.
We have a LOT of Featured Entertainment this year, including Zabava, a dance group with its ethnic roots in Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Byelorussia; Jorge Wojtas, a Flamenco Guitarist; a Flamenco dancing group from Columbus; Kabluchok, a Russian performing group from Cincinnati; Verea, a Bulgarian group from Chicago; and Burundian drummers and dancers. The very popular Kenya Safari Acrobats; and Steve Free, Native American storyteller and musician will return this year.
In addition to the Formal and Informal stages we will have a Lobby Stage in the Convention Center lobby, which will be accessable to the public without entering the Festival. The DIFI Festival Singers will perform on the Lobby stage on Friday from 4:30-5:30. We'll be announcing other events on the Lobby Stage.
Stories and activities for kids will be offered in the expanded children's area sponsored by Children's Medical Center of Dayton.
The Asian American Council of Dayton will again be presenting a Health Fair at A World A'Fair on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will be offered screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, ADHD, HIV, depression, anxiety; and educational information and workshops on dental care, communicative diseases, hand washing demo for children and more.
Clark State will be the Military Ticket sponsor, providing free admission for active members of the military.
Junior Ambassadors of A World A'Fair, a boy and a girl, will be chosen on the Informal stage Friday at 7:00.
This year we will again have a Photo Booth with international costumes to choose from for your photo
This is the third year for the AMBASSADORS COMPETITION / BALL, which replaces the Miss World A'Fair Pageant. This is open to all youth (male and female) ages 15-21 who are members of the DIFI Youth organization. There will be two main winners. One male and one female. They will be known as Ambassadors of Goodwill.
A World A'Fair Passports
The ever popular Passport program will again be available. Each child visiting the Festival will receive a passport that will be stamped at each booth as he travels the world at this festival. It is great fun and a great learning experience for children of all ages! A drawing will be held for prizes for children collecting Passport stamps.
Advance Ticket Sales
Reduced rate advance tickets will now be available on presale prices through May 19 at all area Kroger stores; Seibenthaler Garden Centers on Far Hills and Beaver Valley Road; and La Llama Place in Yellow Springs and at the PNC 2nd Street Market in Dayton. The Miami Valley AAA offices will have tickets through Saturday May 18. Advance tickets will be again be available from participating members until the week before the festival.
There will be a naturalization ceremony Saturday at 12:00 noon for persons who will be attaining US citizenship.
Kenya Safari Acrobats