The Marshfield Area Cultural Fair is scheduled to take place on February 24, 2024, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield campus (2000 West 5th Street, Marshfield, WI 54449).
The Cultural Fair started in 2004 and has been held annually since then. Each year, no matter what February weather throws at us, over 1,000 people attend the fair. People of all ages and many cultures participate in sharing stories, music, performances, and food. Each year, we create a sense of a village celebrating its incredibly rich diversity. We look forward to continuing this tradition in our community!
This year, we have an ever-growing lineup of local exhibitors and musicians on two stages, and a wide selection of food vendors and more!
Daniel and Claire make up the duo, “the foxfire affair,” with multi-instrumental entertainment to complement their varied musical selections including Celtic, maritime, alternative, and folk.
Main Street Conservatory of Dance’s Jazz and Ballet Companies are performing “Whatever the music, let’s dance!” featuring songs from various genres of music.
Learn to dance two genres from the Dominic Republic with Wausau Bachata instructor, Kyle Thao. No experience necessary!
Mariachi Cielito Lindo from Madison is a Mexican band that plays songs in a Mariachi style. They usually play the most popular songs of Mexico and some songs in English. Mariachi music is a staple in Mexican culture, and it is fun to see the various instruments played live.
The 4-H Folkloric Dance Group is composed of youth and adults from the Marathon County area. The goal of the group is to share the Mexican culture by dancing traditional songs.
Experience three Indian Bollywood dance performances. First, experience a Kathak inspired dance performance by Swati Biswas and Nimisha Patel, based on the song Ghar More Pardesiya. Next Prisha Varre, Sara Sharma, and Lily and Maonell Berg will perform an Indian Cultural Dance. This will be followed by a dance giving a glimpse of Diverse India performed by Purnatoya Nayak!
Aaron and Michele Kaplan form the group Aarochele, an eclectic folk, blues, and rock duo. Aarochele offers a fresh interpretation of folk songs and blues.
Don’t let the word “country” fool you! Sound-a-Motion: Country Style Dancers of Central Wisconsin line dance country style to a variety of music.
Have you ever enjoyed watching a beautifully choreographed dance number with hundreds of gorgeously dressed dancers on an elaborate set, dancing perfectly in sync to a punchy number? Have you ever secretly wanted to try Bollywood dancing and enjoy moving to the fun bhangra beats? Do you like the idea of moving to music and getting an endorphin rush? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you will love our Bollywood dance finale! Join Swati as she leads you in super easy to follow moves and get funky with Bollywood music and dancing in the Bollywood dance finale!
We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support in our efforts to bring all of this incredible art, food, music, and culture into one place every year!
If you or your business are interested in learning more about how you can help to sponsor us and our mission, please contact us! We will be happy to provide you with information on how to help.
Wisconsin Historical Society
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Implicit Bias Test
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The Race Card Project
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Love Has No Labels
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The Cultural Wellness Center: Minnesota
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International Institute of Minnesota
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The National Museum of African American History & Culture
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The National Museum of the American Indian
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German American Heritage Museum
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Hmong Assistance Center- Wausau
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Hmong Cultural Center
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Hispanic Cultural Center
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Norwegian Heritage Center – Wausau
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Polish Heritage Museum
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The Civility Center
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National Institute for Civility
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The National Association for Media Literacy Education
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Learning for Justice
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