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posted: 6/20/2012 10:34 AM

Wheeling to host International Fest

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Experience the cultures of the world at International Fest 2012 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, on the campus of the Korean Cultural Center, 9930 S. Capitol Drive, Wheeling.

The free event offers attendees a full day of global entertainment through traditional food, drink, music, dance and goods from dozens of cultures.

The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, in collaboration with the Wheeling/Prospect Heights Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Village of Wheeling, and the Wheeling Park District, sponsors this family-focused event.

It features more than 30 vendors, a dining area, an entertainment stage with plenty of room for sitting or dancing, a kids' zone with a bouncy house, train rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, a face painter, a henna tattoo artist, and more, as well as a designated "21 and older" section to taste wine, beer and spirits from around the world.

The entertainment lineup will present a variety of cultural performances from dance troupes, musicians, singers, and more.

The outdoor-tented event will also commemorate the first anniversary of the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago.

"We are honored to host this exciting event that will showcase our campus and our unique cultural offerings to all guests and attendees," said Younghee Kang, president of the KCCoC.

"We look forward to working with the entire community to promote the celebration and sharing of the rich cultural diversity that we enjoy here."

All proceeds from the event will benefit the KCCoC and the chamber of commerce.

Because of construction detours on Palatine and Wolf roads that reduce northbound Wolf to one lane, attendees should enter from the north.

For details, visit or call (847) 432-6000. The tented event will be held rain or shine.

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