Harrisonburg International FestivalSeptember 30, 2013
Harrisonburg International Festival. An annual gathering that I have attended before, it continues to be a great place for celebrating different cultures - many of which are represented by people living in our area. It includes music, performances, exhibits, crafts, and activities from various countries (the photo is one I took of the unique music of the Richmond-based group Gamelan Raga Kusuma that performs Balinese orchestral music and dance). The Festival also attracts lots of great food vendors! I enjoyed food from three countries (Argentina, Iraq, and Thailand), and many other options were available. It was great to see hundreds of people show up as a community to celebrate our numerous cultures and to learn from others.