Idaho Summerfest festival – Join us this year as the Idaho International Summerfest beginning July 3 – July 12. See our exhilarating show being performed this year at the new Performing Arts Center at Madison High School.
Rexburg, the “Youngest Community in the Nation” (as declared by the 2010 Census), will make that youth come alive this summer! After 28 years of hosting the world-famous Idaho International Dance and Music Festival, this year’s event will be a broader and more culturally interactive festival—the Idaho International Summerfest.
Every summer hundreds of performers from around the world descend on Rexburg and nearby Burley. Dancers and musicians perform in various venues, from the Gala Performances to the Street Parade, Street Festival, youth culture classes and other events. There’s always dancing and singing in the streets, and new friendships and bonds created that have been known to last for decades.
In the past we have hosted nearly 300 different teams from 60 different countries. All right here in Rexburg, Idaho. We are truly ambassadors to the world.
Along with the traditional dance and music from around the world, this year’s Idaho Summerfest will showcase performers of all kinds and types. Summerfest will include many new events. This year’s festival targets youth and young families as well as our traditional audiences.
Festivities begin with the Summerfest 2014 Art Competition and Exhibit at Hemming Village. This Art Competition and Exhibit kicks off the festival beginning July 3 and will run through August 2, 2014. The Art Competition is being brought to you by the Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce through the sponsorship of Hemming Family Foundation. Anyone interested in participating in the event should contact the Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Prizes awarded in eight different categories. Open to all ages and abilities. Theme: “Art In The Valley”
Another new event takes place on Saturday, July 5. COLOR IN MOTION 5K . You can get a “running start” on this week’s activities by participating in Rexburg’s largest 5K event. Exactly that…. It is your moving body plastered in an explosion of vibrant color with all your friends! The Color in Motion 5k gives you unforgettable fun and heaps of memories! By the end of the CIM5k your blank canvas will be brighter than ever–your clothes, health, and outlook on life will be changed for the better!
Monday, July 7 will bring us the Kick Off Party at 7pm at the football stadium behind the Madison Jr. High. This is a free event. Come to see the hundreds of performers who have been gathering in Rexburg and dance with them!! See their dances and help teach them ours!
All of this year’s events will be interactive and we invite you to get involved. Participate in the biggest “giving back” opportunity that all of Rexburg has ever seen – our Humanitarian Service Project on Wednesday, July 9 at Porter Park from 1pm – 3pm. Make and collect items to be assembled together neighbor by neighbor, country by country with our arms around the world we will “give” to those who can’t come to Rexburg. Help us send items to orphanages in Ecuador and Africa.
Come to the traditional Gala Performances and kick back and listen to the cool Pacific tunes performed at the Grammy’s by LT SMOOTH. Or if your preference is a bit more modern, get your groove on with some of the best urban hip-hop events.
For those that prefer the more traditional events, there will still be the Street Festival and Parade on Thursday, July 10, as well as the Youth Culture Workshops and Matinee on the same day.
To register for the 5K, go to colorinmotion5K.com/event/Rexburg and use the special discount code: SUMMERFEST.
For more information go to www.idahosummerfest.com or call 356-5700.
Festival genre: Culture fest
Top events at the festival: Gala Performances, Street Festival and Parade, Humanitarian Project, Youth Culture Days, Art Show and Competition
5 words to sum up this festival: International performers, Dance, Music, Humanitarian
127 East Main St.
Rexburg, Idaho, 83440
Official website: www..com
Start date: 7/7/2014 to 7/13/2014
Openings for vendors still available to purchase?: Yes and vendors are allowed to create and sell custom event products
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