The weekend of May 15, 16, and 27, 2020, Dayton International Festival, Inc. will present the 47th annual A World A’Fair at the Dayton Convention Center. Nearly 40,000 men, women and children are expected to attend this multi-cultural event that features cultural organizations from around the world represented with food, beverages, entertainment and music.
In addition to local performing groups we present groups from around the region, often including national and international groups, with the ever-popular Kenya Safari Acrobats returning.
It is not only a fun event but and educational event for the community. Each of the more than 35 exhibiting groups will present a cultural display on the theme for that particular year. This year the theme is transportation. In addition to the displays all children will be given a “passport” with a question whose answers can be found by visiting each booth and having their passport stamped. With our affordable ticket prices, anyone who is interested in learning more about the cultures of countries and ethnic groups around the world can attend. It is truly an educational experience for the entire family. In addition to the cultural displays, most exhibits will offer a variety of food, beverages, and souvenirs for purchase.
Other features of the event include a daily Parade of Nations, continuous entertainment on two stages, a Beer Passport $10.00 (an opportunity to sample beers from 12 countries – Friday only),
a Naturalization Ceremony (Saturday only), and an opportunity to visit adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
This year we will honor the six Dayton police officers whose immediate response and action in the Oregon District shooting saved lives. We also welcome two new participating groups representing the United States Hosted By the VFW Post 9936 and Guam.
Pre-Sale tickets are just $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 5-18, and are available from any participating member organization, Kroger, VFW Post 9936, and AAA.
(Tickets at the door are $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and children.)
Admission is free for all Active Military and First Responders with proper identification.
Free Cheese Burger At the USA Booth For All Veterans, Active Duty, And Frist Responders With ID
For hours of operation and additional information, please visit us online ataworldafair.org.