27018Pittsburgh Folk Festival May 2010
- Aug 31, 2009Pittsburgh Folk Festival, Inc.
P.O. Box 16158
Pittsburgh, PA, 15242
Karen A. Mesaros
Communications and PR Coordinator
The Pittsburgh Folk Festival returns in 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Pittsburgh, PA) August 27, 2009.
Have you ever traveled around the world in a day?
When the region's largest multicultural event returns
next Spring it will be possible to do so with only
crossing a zip code. The Pittsburgh Folk Festival
board of directors announced this week that the
2010 Pittsburgh Folk Festival will take place
May 14, 15 and 16 at the Monroeville Convention
Center located 12 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, PA.
After a difficult decision last March to cancel
the event for 2009, the festival board is looking
forward to continue the five-decade long tradition.
With positioning the festival in Monroeville, the
venue will be conveniently located to patrons from
all surrounding Pittsburgh neighborhoods with
easy access to three main highway connections
including the turnpike, parkway and Route 22 for
outlying eastern communities.
"The facility offers a sumptuous free parking lot
close to the Monroeville Mall and the Doubletree
Hotel right next door will offer convenient
overnight access for out-of-town visitors to the
festival," said Karen Hall, President, Board of
Directors, Pittsburgh Folk Festival, Inc.
In the past, the festival has offered 3100 performers,
from over 35 cultures and nationalities around the
globe. Visitors to the festival will be able to feast
upon delicacies prepared fresh, onsite, from over
15 international menus along with cultural exhibits,
ethnic cooking demonstrations and interactive
learning opportunities for children.
The return of the popular Multicultural Educational
Program will be May 14, 2010. On average, this
educational festival component hosts 2200 middle
school students from the surrounding Greater Pittsburgh
area. Students participating in the multi-cultural
"Around the World in a Day" program will experience
an itinerary that includes languages, history,
cultural arts, authentically prepared dishes and
entertainment by a variety of musicians and dancers
who are experts in their particular cultural heritage.
In addition to the festival event, the Pittsburgh
Folk Festival Inc., member organizations are involved
with other exciting cultural programs and events
throughout the year.
For the latest news and details on upcoming
announcements as they become available, keep tuned
to the following online Pittsburgh Folk Festival
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