Bells Mill International Festival – TOMORROW, Friday, May 6

Come celebrate diversity at Bells Mill TOMORROW, Friday, May 6, 2022, 5-7 p.m. on the Bells Mill Blacktop! 

This year the festival will feature a performance at 5:30 by the Choy Wun Lion Dance Team with traditional ceremonies, demonstrations, and photo opportunities. In Chinese culture, the Lion symbolizes power, wisdom, and superiority. An important ritual around lunar new year, the Lion dance is performed to bring prosperity and good luck for the upcoming year. The festival will also include cultural displays from BMES families, crafts, a traditional attire parade, and an international candy table. 

Food Trucks will be Big Greek on Wheels, Hangry Panda, and Churros Inc. You can preorder from Hangy Panda using (be sure to set the pickup location as Bells Mill!) and from Big Greek at (starting at noon on Friday)

How to Participate:

  • Wear Traditional Attire and join in our parade around the blacktop
  • Host a Country Table to share what you love about your favorite country, including symbols, artifacts, games, traditions, or food. To sign up, visit by Wednesday,by Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
  • Volunteer to help! Volunteers are needed for set up, craft stations, and cleanup. See link above to sign up. International candy donations welcome!
  • Just come and have fun! Everyone is welcome.

We are working on contingency plans in case of rain and information will be shared as needed. For questions, email Click here to see the flyer for the event.

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