The 8th Annual Gilbert Global Village Festival presents The World at Your Doorstep! A Celebration of World Culture!

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On April 21st the Town of Gilbert, its residents and visitors will celebrate cultural diversity through the arts, music, dance, and even sports! They’ll also enjoy delectable culinary delights spanning seven continents! Come out! Take part in the 8th Annual Gilbert Global Village Festival. Experience the sights, sounds, tastes and textures of ethnicity and traditions. Travel the path through dozens of art demonstrations, educational booths and the authentic merchandise “bazaar” where you can buy art, souvenirs, and gifts from a land far away! You’ll journey the town’s “imaginary” streets of Mexico, New Zealand, China, Greece, Peru and Scotland. Witness the Parade of Nations and enjoy the Town’s children colorfully dressed in attire representative of their native land.

Our event is all about inclusion and celebrating each other and the cultural diversity we share in our community!
Gayle Disch, Festival Co-Founder

GILBERT GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 8 YEARS IN THE VALLEY!
8TH Annual Gilbert Global Village Festival
The World at your Doorstep!

PLAN TO GO!

When
Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 9:30am – 4pm
PARADE SPONSORED BY GILBERT SISTER CITIES STARTS AT 11AM!

Where
Gilbert North Civic Center Campus
50 E. Civic Drive * Gilbert, AZ
Northeast corner Gilbert & Civic Drive (south of Warner)
o. 480.503.6235* http://www.gilbertaz.gov/gvf/#.TvpKE1Z5GSo

FREE EVENT! * NO PARKING FEE!

On April 21st the Town of Gilbert, its residents and visitors will celebrate cultural diversity through the arts, music, dance, and even sports! They’ll also enjoy delectable culinary delights spanning seven continents!

Come out! Take part in the 8th Annual Gilbert Global Village Festival. Experience the sights, sounds tastes and textures of various ethnicities and traditions. Travel the path through dozens of art demonstrations, educational booths and the authentic merchandise “bazaar” where you can buy art, souvenirs, and gifts from a land far away! You’ll journey the town’s “imaginary” streets of Mexico, New Zealand, China, Greece, Peru and Scotland. Witness the Parade of Nations and enjoy the Town’s children colorfully dressed in attire representative of their native land.

Global Village Festival is FAMILY FUN! These are some activities visitors will enjoy:
*Religions of the World – learn about a diverse variety of world religions
*Creation Nation – hands-on activities for children & adults
*Explore-a-Nation – exhibits & hands-on activities
*International Bazaar – LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT? Browse items on display and for sale from all over the world, including Chinese Calligraphy, and Arts & Crafts from Ireland, Scotland, Brazil, Peru, Australia and Native Americans.
*Avenue of the Arts – local artisans display their wares including local photographers, wood carvers, painters, calligraphy, watercolor artists, ceramics and painters.
*Taste of the World – sample the delights of a variety of different foods.

FREE ADMISSION * ETHNIC FOOD * ART & INTERNATIONAL GIFTS FOR SALE!

NEW THIS YEAR! We’re commemorating Arizona’s Centennial with Global’s “How the West was ONE” theme.

Join us as we celebrate cultural diversity through the arts, music, dance, culinary delights and even sports! On April 21st the Gilbert Global Village Festival will take place at the Town Municipal Grounds located at 50 E. Civic Center Drive, just south of Warner and east of Gilbert Road. The fun begins at 9:30am!

Into its eighth year, Gilbert Global Village Festival continues to thrive as a multicultural celebration for all ages. Global Village Festival is FAMILY FUN!

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