The Pearland International Festival is an annual celebration of the cultural expansion and impression in Pearland! The new line-up for the festival will include a full day of family activities and entertainment on Saturday. The International Festival’s new location will be The Pearland Town Center (11200 Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77584).
The festival boasts an enhanced HEB Kids Zone experience, with many free activities for children including face painting, rides, and arts and crafts. Representatives from the Houston Rockets and the Texans Street Team will also be on hand. In addition, live music and dance performances, international food, and family-fun activities with occur throughout Saturday’s Festival.
Saturday September 17’s family-friendly line-up will feature cultural performances from nearly every region of the globe. Acts hit the stage shortly after the national anthem at 11 a.m. and include Grupo Folklorico Raises de Panama, Cumbia en Movimiento, Yuva Hollywood Dance and Fitness, Heirro Forjado Flamencos, LAA Society, Capoeira Luanda Sugarland, Kalpana Subbarao Indian Classical Dance, Mixteco Ballet Folklorico, The Modern Gypsy Project, Kalilah Dance Troupe, Del Espadin Baile Espanol. Performances from Sandy G. y Los Gavilanes and the Galaxy Band, winners of the Caribbean Achievement Award, cap off Saturday’s festivities.
The Festival has grown tremendously since its institution in 2012, more than 16,000 visitors were noted to have enjoyed the festival last year and more than 18,000 are expected this year. “With the growth of the festival and the excitement we have been able to generate regarding our community’s diversity, the Foundation felt that we needed to expand this year’s festival,” said Joshua Hari, co-founder of the Pearland Foundation for the Performing and Visual Arts. “The two-day event will provide us with a number of amazing food vendors, cultural performances, and highlight Pearland’s cultural mix.”
Tickets for Saturday’s event are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years of age. Parking is free.