Architectural Wonder of the World is this year's theme. All of the participating countries will feature outstanding architecture of their region at their cultural booth.
Egypt, sponsored by St. Mina and St. Abanoub Coptic Church, is now a member of DIFI and joins the 29 other organizations that make up Dayton International Festival, Inc. and participate at A World A'Fair.
The Dayton Chess Club will again have chess games, tournaments, demonstrations, and information throughout the weekend. Their activities will be open to the public to watch, and in many cases to play, including some for children.
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.
The DIFI Festival Singers will perform in the lobby several times on Saturday
The Dream Dance Company--ten dancers from Korea will perform on both stages several times each day of the festival. Also new this year will be the African group Amasimbi, and the Al Hambra Lebanese dancers.
Popular groups returning again this year include Kenya Safari Acrobats; Steve Free, Native American musician and storyteller; Kabluchok, a Russian performing group from Cincinnati. The Burundi Drummers and Dancers; Live, Love, Clog, cloggers from Lebanon Ohio; Troupe Roja, Middle-eastern dancers; Embajadores Peruanos, Peruvian dancers; and Taiko, Japanese drummers. . . . All of this in addition to the entertainment provided by members of our DIFI organizations.