Join MCHS at the Lincoln Place Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Lincoln Place Community Center in Granite City.
Celebrate the varied cultures of the historic Lincoln Place neighborhood at this family friendly event. Admission is free and parking is free. Immigrant cultures represented include Macedonia, Bulgaria, Armenia, Hungary, Mexico, Croatia, Russia, England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Some of what you can expect and appreciate include:
Ethnic foods and pastries
Ethnic folk dancers and folk music
Open folk dancing led by the University City Folk Dance Troupe
Displays of photographs, historical artifacts, and oral histories
Costumes of Eastern Europe
Lincoln Place quilt display
Macedonian beadwork demonstration
Numerous product vendors, crafters, jewelry, and old fashioned candy
Face painting, balloon craft, a juggler, and a magic show
Children’s book sale
Appalachian Mountain dulcimer, Celtic harp, and country fiddle
Strong man demonstration and competition
Apple pie baking contest (open to all)
No pets, alcohol, smoking, coolers, glass containers, outside food or drink permitted in the Lincoln Place Community Center or the surrounding park.
Directions: I-270 to IL Rte. 3 South to Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City, IL
Or McKinley Bridge to Rte. 3 North to Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City, IL
Questions? Call Lincoln Place Heritage Association, 618-451-2611.