A picture perfect day for Blaine World Fest

The weather was picture perfect for the approximately 1,500 people who came to the sixth annual Blaine World Fest at Town Square Park Saturday, according to Nate Monahan, a parks supervisor for the city of Blaine who led the event planning.

There were plenty of opportunities for the large gathering, which Monahan estimated was perhaps 100 more people than last year.

Eight groups wowed the crowd with dances from various cultures from Mexico to Africa to China to Argentina and much more.

If the sights were not enough to stimulate the senses, local restaurants brought food samples to give area residents tastes from around the world that are available in their community’s back yard.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]

Loveworks Academy Drill and Drum Team was the first group to perform at the sixth annual Blaine World Fest Saturday. Photos by Bill Jones The CAAM Chinese Dance Theater performing. Eight dance groups showed Blaine’s cultural diversity. Hajime chef Kash Chen prepares sushi for guests. Seven area restaurants participated in the sixth annual Blaine World Fest Saturday. The CAAM Chinese Dance Theater and the other seven groups were a visual spectacle for the approximately 1,500 people who came to Town Square Park Sept. 21 for Blaine World Fest. Kalpulli Yaocenoxti was a traditional Mexica Aztec Dance and Drum Circle group that performed at Blaine’s sixth annual World Fest celebration. Rene Dance Studio gets the crowd into some dancing at Blaine World Fest Sept. 21 at Town Square Park. Argentine Dance and Tango dancers move around the Town Square Park stage at Blaine World Fest. Approximately 1,500 people attended the sixth annual community event to see eight different dance groups perform, sample food from seven area restaurants and visit informational booths.
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Argentine Dance and Tango dancers move around the Town Square Park stage at Blaine World Fest. Approximately 1,500 people attended the sixth annual community event to see eight different dance groups perform, sample food from seven area restaurants and visit informational booths.