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Canton's International Festival

Families can travel the globe at this multi-cultural event on Jan. 21, 2012, which features music, dance, food and other fun activities

From Ireland to Tahiti, travel around the world – no passport required – during Canton's International Festival. With singing, shopping, dancing, dining and more, this fest celebrates cultures around the world for one day at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton.

This daylong event runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. China-inspired music is a highlight, presented by Novi's New Century Chinese School and Plymouth Canton Chinese Learning Center. Wanna get movin'? Catch traditional dancing by the Hoaloha Hula Dance Company, O'Hare School of Traditional Irish Dance and more.

Once you've seen the performances, head back to the theater's lobby to explore different cultural exhibits, featuring arts and crafts, textiles and photos from New Zealand, India and Ireland, to name a few. Vendors will be selling gifts, snacks and desserts from around the globe, too.

Also this year: Get inked! OK, not really – but you can get a pretty sweet-looking henna tattoo.

Presented by the Multicultural Committee of the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage, this fest began in 2007 as an effort to celebrate the cultural diversity in the city of Canton. It now draws hundreds of families – like yours. And admission is just $2 donation per person!

See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2012 Canton International Festival.

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