Celebrate Palm Coast's diverse cultural heritage - through food, wine, entertainment and cultural exhibits - at the 5th annual Palm Coast International Festival, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Central Park in Town Center, along Park Street. Admission is free!
Food is always a major part of the Palm Coast International Festival - and this year is no exception! From pierogis, beef sticks and burgers to kebabs, pizza, gelato and ciabatta pork, you can sample flavors from around the world.
The festival will be a celebration of Palm Coast's diverse cultural heritage, with free entertainment and cultural exhibits. Attendees will enjoy a variety of ethnic cuisines, international wines and imported beers, music, cultural displays, dancers and other performances throughout the day.
A bar with a selection of beer and wines will be operated by Fun Coast Bartending. A covered public seating area with tables and chairs will be provided. This year's food vendors and their menus are:
Polonia Society of Korona - golabki (stuffed cabbage), bigos (hunter's stew), kielbasa, pierogi, szarlotka (apple tarta), Zywiec Brewery Polish beer, soda
Cambodian Fellowship - eggrolls, beef sticks
United Caribbean Cultural Association of Palm Coast - pre-packaged ox tail, rice and beans, jerk chicken, fruit punch
Ukrainian Club Palm Coast - chicken kebabs, ciabatta pork, rice pilaf
Bruster's Ice Cream/Nathan's - ice cream, hot dogs
Sweet City Gelato & Gourmet Desserts - favored Italian gelatos and pastry sweets
Kona Ice of Flagler County - shaved ice - all flavors
Flaming Pizza - pizza slices, calzones, wraps
Big Kahuna Kettle Corn - kettle corn, iced tea
The Garbage Can - chili cheese dogs, veggie burgers, beef burgers, fries, mac & cheese, chicken tenders
The City would also like to express its appreciation to the 2016 International Festival sponsors: CORA Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, Florida Hospital Flagler, Florida Power & Light, the Palm Coast Observer, Waste Pro and Coca-Cola.
A full day of free entertainment is planned, ending with headliner The Caribbean Crew. The steel drum band has won six national awards for Top Steel Drum Band and will also play reggae, calypso, soca and dancehall music. Games and face-painting will be provided for free for children, and DJ Vern will host the festival's entertainment.
This year, the Florida Power & Light Stage will be at the corner of Park Street and Lake Avenue, next to Palm Coast City Hall. The entertainment schedule is:
- Noon - El Familion Hispanic Band - Latin music, plena, salsa, bachata, bolero, merengue from the Trova, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic
- 1 p.m. - Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums (known formerly as Ancient City), a bagpipe and drum musical performance
- 1:30 p.m. - Polonia Society Dancers, performers from Universal Orlando
- 2 p.m. - Parade of Countries
- 2:30 p.m. - R & J Jammin', classical guitar and bongo drums
- 3:30 p.m. - Viva Panama Dancers, exhibition of Panamanian music traditions and folklore
- 4 p.m. - Philippine Dancers
- 4:15 p.m. - Andy Burr and the Porch Dogs, Zydeco music
- 5:15 p.m. - Polonia Society Dancers, performers from Universal Orlando
- 5:30 p.m. - Soul Fire, jazz, blues, '60s and '70s music
- 7:30-9 p.m. - The Caribbean Crew, steel drum, reggae, calypso, soca and dancehall music
Palm Coast's Central Park is located off of State Road 100 behind Flagler Palm Coast High School - near the movie theater and the new Palm Coast City Hall.
For more information, contact Palm Coast Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323 or visit www.palmcoastgov.com/international-fest.
Always verify event information before going. Event information is subject to change.
Event Source: News Release