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24th Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar – Family Day

March 30, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am EDT


Saturday, March 30
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.  Over 40 activity stations take families on a globetrotting adventure – so grab a Blossoms passport at the door, and go! 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.


-Turkic song and dance
-fiber arts
-fruits and vegetables from around the world
-Arabic calligraphy
-limestone carving
-Latin American folk dance
-language discovery
-haiku and world poetry
-Ukrainian Pysanky egg decorating
-T.C. Steele murals
-Middle Eastern dance
-international arts
-instruments from around the globe
-Mărţişor Talisman


Performance Schedule:

11:35 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Jungle Joe’s Flea Circus Flea Antics and More!

12:10 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Ritmos Latinos Indiana Salsa Dancing

12:35 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Gumboot Dancing, IU African Studies Program South African Dance

1:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Adam Riviere: A One World Sound

1:45 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Ballet Folklórico at IU Latin American Folk Dancing

2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Nefise Song and Dance from the Turkic World

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bloomington Pipers’ Society Scottish Bagpipes Traditional Performance



All About Bellydance/Donna Barbrick Carlton

Ballet Folklórico at IU

Bloomington Community Orchard

Bloomington High School North Japan Club

Bloomington High School North Spanish Honors Society

Bloomington Pipers’ Society

City of Bloomington Latino Outreach – Community & Family Resources Department

Fiber Artisans

Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at IU

Harpa Hungarica

Hoosier Hotcakes/Mitch & Eileen Rice

Indiana Limestone Symposium

IU African Studies Program

IU Arabic Flagship Program

IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

IU Center for the Study of Global Change

IU Center for the Study of the Middle East

IU Chinese Flagship Program

IU Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences

IU Dhar India Studies Program

IU East Asian Studies Center

IU Ethnomusicology Student Association

IU Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

IU Institute for European Studies

IU International Outreach Council

IU Russian & East European Institute

IU Turkish Flagship Center

Jungle Joe’s Flea Circus/Joe Lee

LuAnne Holladay, Artist

Lotus Education and Arts Foundation

Lucky’s Market

Mathers Museum of World Cultures at IU

Monroe County Public Library

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard


Playground Productions Studio/Adam Riviere

Ritmos Latinos Indiana

Sue Westhues, Artist

T.C. Steele State Historic Site

Team First Book of Monroe County

Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

Ukrainian Cultural Association of Central Indiana

Writers Guild at Bloomington, Inc.




March 30, 2019
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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