Lacey Hosts Ethnic Celebration This Weekend



Submitted by The City of Lacey

olympia drum group
OlyRAD dancers perform at the 2012 Lacey Ethnic Festival.

Experience the sights, sounds, and cultures from around the world at Lacey’s Ethnic Celebration, this Saturday, February 1, at St. Martin’s Marcus Pavilion and Worthington Center. Festivities will begin at 9:55 a.m. with a welcome ceremony by the Nisqually Canoe Family. Entertainment, displays, and activities will continue through 6:00 p.m.
Three stages of ongoing dancers, drummers, and bands will total twenty-five performances throughout the day. Nearly fifty booths, including food and craft vendors, resource booths, and hands-on children’s activities can be expected. Live demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day, including the popular Sushi Making and the Art of Origami, among others.
New this year is a Passport Activity for children. The first 500 kids to ‘complete their passport’ by visiting various ‘countries’ will receive a free Ethnic Celebration t-shirt. Passports will be available in the lobby while supplies last.
Lacey’s Ethnic Celebration provides an opportunity to share information with others and learn about a wide variety of cultures. All activities, entertainment, admission, and parking are free to this event.
A variety of groups and businesses help to make the Ethnic Celebration possible including the City of Lacey, North Thurston Public Schools, Nisqually Tribe, Lacey/Capital/Chehalis Collision Centers, OBEE Credit Union, Olympia Federal Savings, Saint Martin’s University, Showcase Magazine, and 94.5 Roxy.

A schedule of events is available online at For more information, please call Lacey Parks Department at  (360) 491-0857.

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