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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Springville World Folkfest Runs July 26-31

Springville City, located just south of Provo, hosts a fun World Folkfest every summer. The event brings the color and excitement of traditional folk dance and music from around the world to the small Utah Valley community. The 23rd annual World Folkfest will be held July 26th through July 31st, 2010. Springville is located 50 miles (approximately 1 hour) south of Salt Lake City, Utah, using Interstate 15.

Folk dancers and musicians travel from countries around the world to attend the Springville Folkfest, which has grown to become one of the largest festivals of folk dance and music in the United States. Five outdoor evening performances are scheduled during the 2010 Folkfest on the outdoor stage at the Spring Acres Arts Park, located just north of Springville High School at 620 South 1350 East. The stage was designed specifically to accommodate Folkfest performances.

The Springville World Folkfest annually features approximately 200 performers dressed in the brilliantly colored costumes of their native lands. Each dance group brings a select group of musicians to provide live music for the dancing. The dances, music and even the instruments played offer audiences a taste of many different cultures.

Prior to evening performances at the Arts Park, audience members can sample treats from around the world at international food booths, mingle with performers and purchase items from the various folk dance groups.

See the festival website for details.

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