NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Hospitality Management and Tourism will present the popular International Festival of Culture and Cuisines from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 in the 500 block of Front Street in downtown Natchitoches. The family-friendly event highlights the food, music, games and other features of countries and/or cultures around the world.
Admission is free and event-goers purchase $1 coupons to exchange for food and beverages, most priced at $2-3. Students from NSU’s HMT and culinary arts programs wear costumes to coordinate with the themes of each booth representing a different culture and serve food items representative of that culture’s cuisine. Student musicians will provide entertainment and some demonstrations of foreign cultures.
Cultures represented this year will include Louisiana, Morocco, Latin America, France, Italy, Greece, Australia, Hawaii, Ireland, Jamaica and Germany. Previous years have drawn event-goers of all ages to enjoy the costumes, food, beverages, dancing, demonstrations, games and other features of the street fair-style event. All proceeds go towards the NSU Hospitality Foundation.
For more information, contact Dr. Lynn Woods, HMT program coordinator, at (318) 357-5085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.