You’re invited: FREE SCAD International Festival, Savannah

Savannah College of Art and Design invites you to the 15th annual International Festival, an event featuring traditional music, dance, art and food to celebrate the diversity of SCAD’s international arts community.

The event is free and will take place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 6, in historic Forsyth Park between Whitaker and Drayton streets.

Performances by tropical salsa and merengue band Grupo Kachimbos de Savannah, reggae act Mystik NRG and DJ Omar Richardson are among the festival’s highlights. Other events include appearances by SCAD’s global fashion showcase, African folktales as told by Obakunle Akinlana, salsa dancing and belly dancers. Artwork will be available for purchase.

Visitors also have the chance to sample cuisine from around the world. Participating local restaurants providing samples for a minimal cost include Sushi Zen, Carlito’s Mexican Restaurant, Middle Eastern Cuisine, Ruan Thai, Taste of India and Asian River. Food vendors will only accept cash at this event.

The festival is sponsored by SCAD’s international student services office, the Intercultural Student Association and Bon Appétit.

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