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Cultural Fun For The Whole Family: Food, Music, Dance & More! Win Heritage Festival Tickets!
Monday, May 26, 2014
The Newmarket Heritage Festival returns for its 16th year of music, dance, art, culture, and community! No matter where you're from, the festival is where you belong on May 31st! This growing festival highlights culture and art from around the world with tribute performances and mouthwatering cuisine!
Heritage Festival Location / Hours
The 2014 Newmarket Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, May 31st from 10am-8pm. The event has expanded onto two venues. The Performance Venue in the Millspace (south entrance) includes the main stage and vendor booths. The Artisan Venue (north entrance) includes artisans at work, strolling music, and more vendors. Free parking is available at the Newmarket High School, 213 S. Main St., with a free trolley to both festival venues.
Heritage Festival Shopping
The Newmarket Heritage Festival features a wide array of arts, crafts, gifts, and food vendors, along with other artists, artisans, and Main Street merchants. Some of this year's sellers include Northwood Naturals selling organic soaps, lotions and more, children's books from Usborne International, Recycled jewelry from Stylful, Livin' on Shortcakes will offer coffee, whoopie pies, hot dogs, and more, recycled paper jewelry by Child International, Metalwork & jewelry by Jane Eslinger, and much more!
Heritage Festival Entertainment
A dozen different cultures flourish in the Heritage Festival performer program. Gather around for a performance by Gary Sredzienski, the "Accordion Man," representing musical culture from Poland and Eastern Europe. Feel the rhythm beat through you during the Akwaaba Ensemble show, back by popular demand, and representing drumming and dance from West Africa. Step into Irish culture with McDonough-Grimes Irish Dancers, including former Riverdance cast member, John Grimes. Then break it down with Anthony's Hip Hop Dance Crew from Urban America. Many other performances are scheduled for stage times, and the festival will also host some strolling musicians as well! Check the Heritage Festival Web site for a full list of performers.