5th Annual International Festival of Cultures

The 5th Annual International Festival of Cultures will be held on Sept. 20-21, 2019, in celebration of the cultural diversity of The Marianas, with special emphasis on the indigenous cultures of Micronesia.

The festival returns to Paseo de Marianas in the main tourist district on Saipan. A soft opening will be held on Sept. 20 from 5-10 p.m. with an ethnic parade, food sales, and demonstration and sales of arts and crafts. On Sept. 21 from 5-10 p.m., the festival will also feature live ethnic performances on-stage.

The MVA invites interested cultural groups to participate. Participation forms are available at the MVA office in San Jose, Saipan, or interested participants may contact MVA Community Projects Coordinator Jack Aranda at jaranda@mymarianas.com or 670.664.3219 for more information.

4th Annual International Festival of Cultures (September 21, 22, & 23) (Saipan)

Eleven culture groups living in The Marianas have signed up to participate in the Marianas Visitors Authority’s 4th Annual International Festival of Cultures on Sept. 21-23, 2018, at Paseo de Marianas in Saipan.

For the first time, the African community will join the event.  Also confirmed to participate are The Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Marshall Is., Hawaii, Tonga/Fiji/Samoa, Bangladesh, Philippines, Korea, and Japan. Additional groups are invited to join the celebration of the cultural diversity of The Marianas.

The International Festival of Cultures will be held from 5-10 p.m. each night and will feature live entertainment, ethnic food, arts and crafts demonstrations, and more.

For more information, contact MVA Community Projects Coordinator Demalynn Pagarao at dpagarao@mymarianas.com or 1.670.664.3219 for more information.