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23rd Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar – Family Day

April 7, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am EDT


Saturday, April 7
11:00am – 3:00pm (drop-in)
Fairview Elementary School (500 W. 7th 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 Fairview 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).

Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar Family Day – Performance Schedule
11:00-11:20 – Badi w/Pansori singer Danhae Oh Korean Fusion Ensemble
11:35-11:45 – Rites Latinos Indiana Salsa Dancing
12:00-12:20 – Elise Anderson & Friends Uyghur and Turkish Song and Dance
12:35-12:55 – Mr. Brown’s Dream Team from Fairview Elementary Old-Time Dance Moves, Song, & Body Percussion w/Tamara Loewenthal
1:10-1:30pm – Fairview Drummers + Friends Zimbabwean Marimbas
1:45-2:05pm – Jungle Joe’s Flea Circus Flea Antics and More
2:20-2:40pm – Fiddle ‘n’ Feet & the Foot Squad Clogging & Percussive Dance
2:45-3:00 – Bloomington Pipers’ Society – Arle Lommel Hungarian Bagpipes

With Drop-In Activity Sessions happening all day long.


2018 Presenters:

All About Bellydance
Badi w/Pansori singer Danhae Oh
Ben Handel
Bloomington Community Orchard
Bloomington High School North German Club
Bloomington High School North Japan Club
Bloomington High School North Spanish Honors Society
Bloomington Pipers’ Society – Arle Lommel
Cardinal Stage Company
City of Bloomington Latino Programs / Community and Family Resources Dept.
Elise Anderson & Friends
Elizabeth Clark
Fairview Drummers
Fairview Elementary School
Fiber Artisans
Fiddle ‘n’ Feet & the Foot Squad
First Book of Monroe County
Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology
Harpa Hungarica
Hoosier Hotcakes
Indiana Limestone Symposium
IU African Studies
IU Arabic Flagship Program
IU Center for Language Excellence
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 Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
IU Department of French and Italian
IU Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
IU Dhar India Studies Program
IU East Asian Studies Center
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art
IU Ethnomusicology Student Association
IU Germanic Studies Department
IU Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center
IU International Outreach Council
IU Turkish Flagship Center
Jitka Horne
Joe Lee / Jungle Joe’s Flea Circus
Josh Olivo
LuAnne Holladay
Lucky’s Market
Maggie Olivo
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
Meghan Reef
Monroe County Public Library
Mr. Brown’s Dream Team/Fairview Elementary
Patty Callison
Playground Productions Studio
Ritmos Latinos Indiana
Siri Backus
Sue Westhues
T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Tamara Loewenthal
The Writers Guild at Bloomington
Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center
Ukrainian Cultural Association of Central Indiana





April 7, 2018
7:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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Fairview Elementary School
500 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, 47404 United States
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Lotus Education & Arts Foundation
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