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This year the Pearland International Festival expanded to 2 days and moved to a new venue location. Celebrating various cultures and featuring several performances this year’s event begins with a kick-off concert on Friday, September 16 from 5 to 10 p.m. geared to audiences 18 years and older. The family-friendly format returns on Saturday, September 17, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a variety of activities for every age.

We’ve compiled a short list of the questions we’ve been asked about the new format:

i-festQ: Where is the Pearland International Festival located this year?
The Pearland International Festival will be held at the Pearland Town Center under the Pavilion, 11200 Broadway Street, Pearland 77584. Located near the intersection of Texas Highway 288 and FM 518/Broadway.

Q. What are the hours of the event?
Friday, September 16 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Q.  What performers can I see?
On Friday, the kick-off concert is dedicated to an oldies theme and will take festival-goers down memory lane with performances by XPRYNZ, The Grooves and The Molly Ringwalds. The evening concert is tailored to attendees 18 years and above. Food trucks and beverage stations including beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be available both days.

laa-img_2308Saturday is a family-friendly format with cultural performances scheduled throughout the day including Grupo Folklorico Raises de Panama, Cumbia en Movimiento, Yuva Hollywood Dance and Fitness, Heirro Forjado Flamencos, LAA Society, Capoeira Luanda Sugarland, Kalpana Subbarao Indian Classical Dance, Mixteco Ballet Folklorico, The Modern Gypsy Project, Kalilah Dance Troupe, Del Espadin Baile Espanol. Performances from Sandy G. y Los Gavilanes and the Galaxy Band, winners of the Caribbean Achievement Award, cap off Saturday’s festivities. H-E-B is sponsoring the Kid’s Zone with a variety of activities for the young ones.

For a complete schedule of activities, go to www.ifestoftexas.org

Q. How much are tickets?
Event organizers offer a variety of ticket options starting at $15, click the Eventbrite link for details – www.pearlandifest.eventbrite.com

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the festival entrance.

Q. In addition to performances, what else can I do at the Pearland International Festival?
Enjoy menu items from a local restaurants and Food Trucks. Shop and browse vendor booths featuring unique items for sale as well as informational booths. And, don’t miss the H-E-B Kid’s Zone!

Q. What if it rains?
The Pearland International Festival will be held rain or shine. Check the Pearland iFest Facebook page for weather updates – www.facebook.com/Pearlandifest

Q.  Where can I park?
Free parking is available throughout the Pearland Town Center, click here for a map layout.

For complete details about Pearland International Festival, visit www.ifestoftexas.org and stay current with event happenings by following www.facebook.com/Pearlandifest