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Sweetwater County, Wyo., Announces Details of
International Day in Rock Springs Jun 08, 2012

Authentic Performances, Food and Fun Take Visitors "Around the World" During this One-Day Cultural Celebration

Sweetwater County, Wyo. - Travel hounds seeking a cultural experience need look no further than Rock Springs, Wyo.'s, International Day, July 14 in Bunning Park.

Rock Springs, nicknamed the "Home of 56 Nationalities," hosts the free event, which celebrates the rich and diverse cultural heritage in Sweetwater County. It is the only ethnic festival of its kind in Wyoming, so visitors won't want to miss it! This year's 14th annual festival features a wide range of local, regional, and international entertainment, activities for kids, exotic foods and unique vendor items.

Performers from various parts of the world provide a smorgasbord of music and dance entertainment throughout the day and include the following acts.

  • Native Dave Pedri and his EIO band kick off the festivities with polka favorites and reappear for an encore later in the evening.
  • Another local, Tony Corona will serenade guests in the park with his strolling accordion tunes.
  • International dancers of the Basque Club of Utah bring on the Basque beats.
  • The Duna Dancers represent countries around Eastern Europe's Danube River.
  • The Zavala family of Mariachi Z invites spectators to kick up their heels with traditional Mexican folk music.
  • Zivio, an ensemble from Salt Lake City, presents a medley of movement and music from the Balkan region.
  • Finally, from Park City, Utah, the Irish rock band Swagger brings the evening to a crescendo with an energetic rug-cutting performance that promises to end the day's festivities on a high note.

For more information call the Rock Springs Chamber at 307-362-3771.

About Sweetwater County (www.tourwyoming.com)

Sweetwater County, located halfway between Yellowstone and Canyonlands National Parks in southwest Wyoming, is home to 10,500 square miles of pure, high desert adventure. Known as "Flaming Gorge Country," the area is characterized by the 91-square-mile Flaming Gorge Lake, the famed Green River, expansive deserts and rugged mountains. Activities include camping, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, hunting dinosaurs, shopping, and just plain getting away from it all. A perfect place to explore American history, Sweetwater County is also home to petroglyphs, pioneer trails and historical museums.

 

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Contacts:

Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970.812.8733, gaylene@orecommunications.com

Jenissa Bartlett, Sweetwater Travel & Tourism, 307.382.2538, jbartlett@tourwyoming.com

 

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