The annual Ethnic Heritage Festival is a day-long celebration of music, dance, crafts and food representing the various ethnic groups that call West Michigan home.

The Ethnic Heritage Festival will be celebrated at Grand Rapids Public Museum on February 7 at 10:00 a.m.

Organizations participating in this year’s festival include: Swedish American Heritage Society of West Michigan, Mama-Lady Books, The Gaelic League, Vietnamese Group, Polish Heritage Society, Western Michigan Genealogical Society, Suzi’s Native Crafts, Anishinabec, West Michigan Jewels of Africa, Finish American Society, Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Voice in the Wood, Le Clay, Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project and the United States Peace Core.

Performances will take place throughout the day in the Meijer Theater and Galleria. Performers include: MI Hiryu Daiko, Le Clay, Ni Bhraonain Irish Dancers, Banjo-Jim, Native American Drum and Dance Group, Vietnamese Group, Greek Dance Group of Holy Trinity Church and Mi Peru.

There will be an International Beer Tasting from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Overlook Room on the Museum’s third floor.

Event activities are included with general admission to the Museum. The International Beer Tasting is an additional $6.00 and open to those 21 and over. Tickets will be available at the door.

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