• Schedule of Events at the Ethnic Heritage Festival

Ethnic Heritage Festival

The Grand Rapids Public Museum has published a list of times of the various events that will be taking place at the Ethnic Heritage Festival, on Saturday, January 19.   The festival runs from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Admission is free.

Among the events is the opening of the new exhibition, “Newcomers: People of This Place,” which was sponsored in part with a gift from Warner Norcross & Judd.  The exhibit opens with a ceremony that begins at 11:45 p.m.

Here is the schedule of events for the entire day:

9:00 • Museum Opens – Free Admission!
10:30 • Irish Step Dance performance by Heinzman School of Irish Dance
10:45 • Origami Demonstration by Hito Akehi
11:00 • Choir Performance by Edelweiss Choir • Planetarium Show – Everybody’s Sky
11:30 • Concert by Alpentraum Alphorngruppe
11:45 • Opening Event • One Book One County Announcement
12:30 • Choir Performance by Sudanese Choir
 1:00 • Showcase of Ethnic Fashion – Narrated by Eva Aguirre Cooper • Planetarium Show – Everybody’s Sky • Beer Tasting – 400 beers from around the world (through 4:00)
 1:30 • Performance by the Pacific Island Dancers
 2:00 • Performance by India Folk Dance • Performance by Grace Wolbrink & The Muffin Dancers • Planetarium Show – Everybody’s Sky
 2:30 • Performance by Bag Pipe Group • Lithuanian Straw Weaving Demonstration by Don Atras
 3:00 • Concert by Bottom Line Blues Band • Planetarium Show – Everybody’s Sky
 4:00 • Performance by Grupo Wepa • Henna Art Demonstration by Vanessa Clarey • Planetarium Show – Everybody’s Sky
 5:00 • Concert by Shir Shalom choir
 5:30 • Performance by Baducada Club Drum Group