NorthWest Arkansas Community College is partnering with Downtown Bentonville Inc. to host an International Festival at the April First Friday event on the Bentonville Square. The first session of events is slated for 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the second session will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The sessions will feature a FIFA World Cup exhibit and representation of countries provided in conjunction with Wal-Mart, carnival style food vendors, entertainment and booths offering a variety of goods and information.
NWACC will offer several special activities as a part of its Caribbean themed semester, including performances by steel drummer Nigel Thompson and a presentation on Haitian history and culture delivered by the NWACC Honors Program. Thompson will perform throughout the first session and to kick off the 5:00 p.m. session. The 45-minute Haitian program will be conducted in the Arvest conference room on the northeast corner of the Square at noon and again at 6:15 p.m.
NWACC will also present a colorful parade of international flags beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed with performances by African and ballet dancers. Student clubs and organizations will host a variety of booths during both sessions and a booth with NWACC admissions information will be available during the evening session.
DBI will provide additional entertainment during the evening session consisting of inflatable toys for children and the “Az-One” Reggae band giving the headliner performance starting at 6:30.
For more information, please contact:
Associate Vice President for Development and Communications
479.619.4321 or firstname.lastname@example.org