30th IDAHO INTERNATIONAL SUMMERFEST
Join us this year as the Idaho International Summerfest beginning July 8 – July 18. See our exhilarating show being performed this year at the new Performing Arts Center at Madison High School.
Rexburg, the “Youngest Community in the Nation” (as declared by the 2010 Census), will make that youth come alive this summer! After 29 years of hosting the world-famous Idaho International Dance and Music Festival, this year’s event will be a broader and more culturally interactive festival—the Idaho International Summerfest.
Every summer hundreds of performers from around the world descend on Rexburg. Dancers and musicians perform in various venues, from the Gala Performances to the Street Parade, Street Festival, youth culture classes and other events. There’s always dancing and singing in the streets, and new friendships and bonds created that have been known to last for decades.
In the past we have hosted nearly 300 different teams from 60 different countries. All right here in Rexburg, Idaho. We are truly ambassadors to the world.
Along with the traditional dance and music from around the world, this year’s Idaho Summerfest will showcase performers of all kinds and types including acrobats from China. Summerfest will include many new events. This year’s festival targets youth and young families as well as our traditional audiences.
Festivities begin with the Summerfest 2015 Art Competition and Exhibit at Hemming Village. This Art Competition and Exhibit kicks off the festival beginning July 8 and running through August 1, 2015. The Art Competition is being brought to you by the Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce through the sponsorship of Hemming Family Foundation. Anyone interested in participating in the event should contact the Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Prizes awarded in seven different categories. Open to all ages and abilities. Theme: “As Far As the Eye Can See”.
Join performers in the COLOR IN MOTION 5K in Porter Park. It is your moving body plastered in an explosion of vibrant color with all your friends! The Color in Motion 5k gives you unforgettable fun and heaps of memories! By the end of the CIM5k your blank canvas will be brighter than ever–your clothes, health, and outlook on life will be changed for the better!
Another new event this year takes place on Saturday, July 11. Enjoy Band-a-Mania in Porter Park from 11am-7pm. Saturday, July11 will also be the Opening Ceremony from 5pm-7pm in Porter Park. This is a free event. Come to see the hundreds of performers who have been gathering in Rexburg and dance with them! See their dances and help teach them ours!
All of this year’s events will be interactive and we invite you to get involved. On Thursday, July 16, participate in the biggest “giving back” opportunity that all of Rexburg has ever seen – our Humanitarian Service Project in Porter Park from 1pm – 3pm. Make and collect items to be assembled together neighbor by neighbor, country by country with our arms around the world we will “give” to those who can’t come to Rexburg. Help us send items to orphanages in Ecuador and Africa.
Come to the traditional Gala Performances and kick back and listen to the cool Pacific tunes performed at the Grammy’s by LT SMOOTH sponsored by Mountain America Credit Union. Or if your preference is a bit more modern, get your groove on with some of the best urban hip-hop events.
For those that prefer the more traditional events, there will still be the Street Festival and Parade on Monday, July 13 on Main Street in Rexburg. There are also Youth Culture Workshops in Rigby July 14 from 9am-noon. On July 17 Youth Culture Workshops are in Rexburg 9am-noon and a Matinee at 2:30pm at the Madison High School.
Idaho International Summerfest is presented by the Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce and many other sponsors as listed on our website. Summerfest proudly begins in Rexburg July 8. Join us—you’ll be glad you did.
To register for the 5K, go to: colorinmotion5K.com/event/Rexburg and use the special discount code: SUMMERFEST.
For more information go to www.idahosummerfest.com or call 356-5700, To learn how you can host performers in your home call 356-5700. Call now to host performers from Cook Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Spain and the USA. Tickets go on sale April 1. Order online or call 208-356-5700.
For information contact
Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce