Columbus International Festival

Columbus is an extremely diverse city – on last count, residents spoke more than 150 languages! You see it everywhere you go, but to get the full breadth of Columbus’ ethnic heritage, head to the Columbus International Festival this weekend! Held at Veteran’s Memorial Nov. 5-6, the International Festival is celebrating its 56th year.

You can take in a wide variety of music and dance performances, shop for handicrafts and jewelry from around the world, but I always go for the food. From Macedonian phyllo pastries to Indian samosas and Dutch stroopwafels to Filipino adobo. I always leave full, but already longing for next year’s offerings!

This year’s International Festival will be made even more special with the addition of the Naturalized Citizenship Oath Ceremony, where immigrants from across the world will become American Citizens (Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.) Additionally, a 5K takes place Sunday – a morning run should make you feel less guilty about trying more great cuisine!

Have you been? What do you love about the Columbus International Festival?