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22nd Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar – Family Day

April 1, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am EDT


Saturday, April 1
11:00am – 3:00pm (drop-in)
Binford Elementary School (2300 E. 2nd St., Bloomington)
Free and open to the public

The Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar is a free multicultural arts-and-education event for kids and families.  Created in 1996 with the help of area teachers, the World Bazaar has become a tradition in Monroe County schools — public, private, and charter — as well as in our community.  Volunteers from the Bloomington community (and around the world) present arts, music, language, and international crafts at a vibrant multicultural fair in the gymnasium of Binford Elementary. More than 30 activity stations let kids get their hands on the world….so grab your passport at the door, and go!

The Saturday World Bazaar Family Day is free and open to the public!  Featuring hands-on activities, exploration of world cultures, and live performances.  Appropriate for all ages, but especially fun for kids K-6. Children must be accompanied by parents/guardians.

The Friday of the Bazaar is open only to 4th-grade classes from area schools (watch our website or contact loraine@lotusfest.org for information on getting your school involved with the Bazaar).


Performance Corner Schedule: April 1

11:00-11:20am – Nihon Minyo 
Japanese Folk Song

11:35-11:45am – Ritmos Latinos Indiana
Salsa Dancing

12-12:20pm – Tomás Lozano
 Hurdy Gurdy Performance

12:35-12:55pm – Maxi Larrea & Jennie Gubner Tango Music Performance

1:10-1:30pm – Fiddle ‘n’ Feet & the Foot Squad
 Clogging & Percussive Dance

1:45-2:05pm – Seydou Kone  
African Drumming from Mali

2:20-2:40pm – Patty Callison 
Folktale Storytelling

2:45-3:00pm – Bloomington Pipers’ Society  Scottish Bagpipes Traditional Performance



All About Bellydance
Binford Ambassadors
Binford Elementary School
Bloomington Community Orchard
Bloomington High School North Japan Club
Bloomington High School North Spanish Honors Society
Bloomington Pipers’ Society
City of Bloomington – Latino Outreach
Giving Back to Africa Student Association
Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology
Fiber Artisans
Fiddle ‘n’ Feet & the Foot Squad
First Book of Monroe County
Harpa Hungarica
Indiana Limestone Symposium
Jitka Horne
IU African Studies
IU Arabic Flagship Program
IU Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
IU Center for the Study of Global Change
IU Center for the Study of the Middle East
IU Chinese Calligraphy Club
IU Chinese Flagship Program
IU Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
IU East Asian Studies Center
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art
IU Ethnomusicology Student Association
IU First Nations Education and Cultural Center
IU Folklore Student Association
IU Germanic Studies Department
IU Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center
IU Institute for European Studies
IU International Outreach Council
IU Russian & East European Institute
IU School of Education
IU Slam Camp
IU Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies
IU Turkish Flagship Program
LuAnne Holladay
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
Maxi Larrea & Jennie Gubner, Artists
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
Monroe County Public Library
Nihon Minyo
Patty Callison
Playground Productions
Ritmos Latinos Indiana
Seydou Kone
Sue Westhues
Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center
T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Tomás Lozano
Ukrainian Cultural Association of Central Indiana
The Writers Guild at Bloomington

Lotus sincerely apologizes for any inadvertent errors or omissions.




April 1, 2017
7:00 am - 11:00 am EDT


Binford Elementary School
2300 E. 2nd St.
Bloomington, IN 47401 United States
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Lotus Education & Arts Foundation
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