A weekend of cultural experiences awaits you at the popular Ethnic Festival, held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Ethnic Village. Admission is free during the three days of exotic cuisine and invigorating music and dance from local ethnic groups. Saturday, Sept. 1, listen to the Springfield Municipal Band, 1-2:30 p.m.; watch Middle Eastern Dancers, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; and catch the sounds of the Groove Daddies Band, 7-11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, Irish dancers take the stage at 2:30 p.m. and the Screamin Vatos play 6:30-11 p.m. Grand sponsors are Illinois State AMVETS and Jim Xamis Ford - Lincoln Mercury.
Friday, Aug. 31, 5-11pm
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, 12-11pm
Illinois State Fairgrounds