This is where you will find information on all the fun activities for festival on June 3, 2023 as we get closer to that date. We hope you will attend and join us again at accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. 625 West James Street, Kent, WA 98032
The 2023 Festival Final Program is coming soon. Meanwhile, check out our 2022 program is below.
We lined up some amazing cultural performances for you last year. See who performed in 2022.
We are accepting applications for performers for 2023. One stage will be inside ShoWare in the arena and the other will be outside in front of ShoWare on the plaza.
We brought together a variety of tasty flavors and dishes from around the globe with local food trucks for the first time in 2022. See below a sampling of the food trucks who joined us last year. We are recruiting food trucks again for 2023 to be at accesso ShoWare Center in the west parking lot from 11am to 3:00 pm.
PAPAREPAS Venezuelan Food has a great variety of options among which you can find proteins, carbohydrates, vegetables, gluten free, vegetarian, or vegan options.
Venezuelan Food is vibrant and diverse, full of fresh, hearty produce, and some fascinating fusions. Our foods have all he passion and color of Latin America.
From a classroom project at the University of Washington to the streets of Seattle, we are now thrilled to bring our delicious dough to the entire nation! Sugar + Spoon™ is Seattle's one & only safe to eat cookie dough. Come stop by the Sugar + Spoon cookie dough food truck and grab some scoops of our delicious cookie dough!
We are excited to bring you the Seattle's finest seafoods on the wheels with exciting dishes and unique Asian taste. At Langostino, we prepared every dish with utmost quality of seafood and ingredients. We take pride in ourselves to serve hand crafted menu and atmosphere to create a truly enjoyable outdoor dining experience.
Authentic Mexican Tacos
BIRRIA is a Mexican stew made with meat (beef, lamb, goat) braised in an adobo, flavored with dried chiles and herbs. Garnished with cilantro, onion and lime. Fire Tacos De Birria serves Tacos de Birria. Handmade Corn Tortillas. Res/Beef. Borrego/Lamb. Chivo/Goat.
We make kulfies (milk popsicles/Ice cream) made from whole milk and are very popular among the Asian community and also loved by locals. We use all local ingredients and make more than 11 flavors locally in Redmond.
We will have a booth at Kent International Festival. (Not a food truck.)
If you like gourmet sandwiches, tacos, or salads, then Lucky Luciano's food truck is the place for you! Located in Issaquah, Washington (just a hop to the east of Seattle), the food at this truck is a must-taste. We sell pulled pork and pulled chicken style sandwiches form around the world.
Khun 9 Thai Truck - Great taste is the name of the game and they're committed to stepping up to the plate. Their goal is provide delicious, natural options. That's why they prepare all of their meals with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
In a region tucked between the Caspian Sea, China and Russia you’ll find a comfort food called samsa with roots nearly as far back as the routes of the Silk Road. Today these tasty buns are one of Central Asia’s most popular street foods. Every Uzbek family has a favorite samsa recipe … and we do too!
We’re bringing the authentic spices and flavors to Northwest streets wrapped all in a flaky bundle of puff pastry.
Our Passport Cultural booths had an interactive activity for you to enjoy and to learn something about their culture. These booths are located inside ShoWare in the Concourse.
Stop at the KIF Passport Booth with a sign that has a picture of the KIF Passport and ask for a passport. Then enjoy interactive games, activities, or fun challenges at each of the cultural Passport booths. When complete, ask to have the Passport stamped and go to the next booth. When all done, go back to the KIF Passport Booth and vote for the best cultural Passport booth. We will have a free item to give you when you visit every Passport booth.
Our Passport Program is sponsored by Sound Credit Union this year.
These booths were located outside in front of ShoWare. You can find information and service booths, cultural retail booths and other local organizations.
These booths have helped support our festival with funding to keep Kent International festival free for the public to attend. Stop by and learn more about what these businesses offer to the greater Kent area. These booths are also outside on the plaza.
See our Partners Page for links to these business
For several years, Kent Community Foundation has organized and sponsored an art exhibit for our festival. The art work comes from many students in the Kent School District.
Last year they displayed the work of almost 150 students inside in the arena in ShoWare. Many attendees stopped by to see all the wonderful drawings from our local students.
There will be an activity that attendees could try while visiting the art exhibit.
Check out the other art activities in the Arena at the Greater Kent Historical Society Passport booth and the King County Library booth.
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