Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sept. 15: 6th Annual Sudbury Festival: Gateway to the Islands

Sudbury Center will become a “Gateway to the Islands” with the 6th Annual Sudbury Festival Saturday, Sept. 15, from noon to 5 p.m.
The event features children’s activities and cultural performances from islands around the world including such places as the Galapagos, Japan, the Philippines, Iceland, the Seychelles, the Caribbean, and more, as well as international food vendors, and an international marketplace. The festival will also focus on the changes in the global climate and their impact on the island communities as well as our own. While enjoying entertainment ranging from Madagascar jazz to Philippine steel drums, festival visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of ethnic food.
The Children’s Pavilion offers a keepsake passport for $10 which allows children to visit seven islands through activities such as mining for gems in an Outback Adventure and fishing for prizes on the Baffin Islands. Throughout The Marketplace, exhibitors will offer all kinds of activities and information including ways to protect the environment. Some are as easy as using reusable corn-based water bottles while others are as intricate as a tri-hybrid car utilizing three different forms of energy.
The free festival is held at Sudbury Town Center, at the intersection of Route 27 and Concord Road. More than 3,000 people attended last year's event. In the event of rain, Sudbury Day will move indoors to Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (380 Lincoln Road, Sudbury).
For information on parking and free shuttle service, visit
For more information about Sudbury Day or to volunteer for the event, e-mail or call 978-443-8221 or 978-443-7723

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