International Fest at Mercato April 10

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Mercato will host an International Fest on Saturday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Naples presented by Asian Professionals Association of Southwest Florida.

The global journey into culture and cuisine will include a family-friendly day of  Celtic dancers, Chinese lion dancers, Flamenco guitar, African drumming, pipe & drums, Mariachi, Polynesian dance, Bollywood, cultural parade, global crafts, international cuisine and more.


11:00 am
Opening Remarks
Music by DJ Lenier
Martial Arts Demonstration
Mariachi Juarez International
Napua Polynesian Dancers

12:00 pm
Welcome Remarks by our Local Featured Guests
International Parade of Cultural Costumes
Blue Skye Pipes and Drums presents
Celtic Instrumentals and Vocals

1:00 pm
Kellyn Celtic Dance Academy presents
Traditional, Contemporary & Timeless Irish Dances
Asante Afrikan Drum of Charlotte County presents
Melodic Healing & Rhythmic Expressions of Drum Beats

2:00 pm
International Dance Medley Featuring Traditional Dances from: INDIA: Bollywood by Angela Hicks
INDONESIA: Putri Mandalika by Farah Crawford
SCOTLAND: Kellyn Celtic Dance Academy
FRENCH POLYNESIA: Tahitian Series by Hula Connections of SWFL CHINA: Huangmei Chinese Opera by Christina Mundy
CUBA: Salsa by FloDivinas’ Jennifer Castano
TRINIDAD: Rhythm of the Islands by Jemma Farray
SAMOA: Napua Polynesian Dancers
VENEZUELA: Duo by Adriana Camacho & Gonzalez Naylut
IRELAND: Kellyn Celtic Dance Academy
TURKEY: Sword Balancing by Angela Hicks
BRAZIL: Samba by FloDivinas’ Beata Mambita

3:00 pm
El Gato Soliel Flamenco Fusion presents
Original Instrumental Nuevo Flamenco Music
Music by DJ Lenier / Audience Participation
Closing Remarks


Alina Nunez-
Venezuelan crafts, products & desserts
Anam Kovacevic- Hand-made crafts from India
APASWFL- Oriental umbrellas & costumes
AZN Azian Cuizine- Asian fusion
Dardanelo Coffee Co.– Single origin Colombian ground & whole bean coffee
ECO Arts Amazonia- Ecology Art from the Amazon Forests
Falun Dafa- Traditional cultivation practice from China
Guatemale Crafts- Guatemalan handcrafted products
Hula Connection- Hawaiian Haku leis & accessories
International Gemstone- Crystals, chakra stones, gems & more
Lula– Artisanal Columbian Handcrafts
Mapalus Kawanua Florida- Indonesian crafts, products & desserts
New World Celts- Wales nonprofit organization
Paradise Bubble Tea- Vietnamese
Shing & Things- Chinese mini Bamboo plants & knick knacks
Sultan’s Dreams- Cultural Dance Troupe
Vibrant Coffee- Philippine crafts & products

Activities will take place on the Mercato event lawn. Admission is free. The performance schedule is also available online at


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