International Kid’s Festival Celebrates Diversity

The sixth annual International Kid’s Festival brought together hundreds of children and parents in William Land Park Monday. The event was organized by Russian American Media, Inc. and founder and CEO Sergey Ivannikov.

Audience members watch performances on the festival’s main stage.

According to the festival’s press release, it is organized to "inspire children to make healthy choices, live in harmony with nature and celebrate a world of diverse cultures." Performers were from an array of cultural backgrounds including Russian, Asian, Latin, Indian and African American to "inspire pride and represent their cultures."

"Ping Pong" Flow Crew performs.

"We’d like to teach kids how to be friends with each other and how to understand different cultures," Ivannikov said.

Members of Bhaskar’s Art Academy perform a South Indian dance.

The festival included performances by the karate club of Community Outreach Academy, Ukrainian Ensemble, Ohana Dance Group, "Red Ribbon Flying" Flow Crew, and Bhaskar’s Arts Academy, among others.

Members of Bhaskar’s Art Academy perform a South Indian dance.

This year’s celebration was themed "Green Future." The event ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Children play on gymnastic equipment and mats.

A toddler plays with a balloon courtesy of the Dynamic Mechanical booth.

Children play in one of the four bounce houses at the festival.

Professional trick roper and whipmaster James Barrera performs with volunteers.

 

Agnus-Dei Farrant is an intern for The Sacramento Press.

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June 1, 2010 | 9:46 AM

Good shots, Agnus!

June 1, 2010 | 3:42 PM

Thanks, Kati! I loved your work at the Jazz Festival!

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June 2, 2010 | 2:46 PM

Beautiful photos! This looks like a great way to teach our local children about the importance and value of diversity and culture.

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