International Festival

Mid-state has been the proud sponsor of the Houston International Festival since 2008.   The International Festival fosters good will relations with other countries in an effort to stimulate international trade. The International Festival stimulates relationships with The Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Houston Protocol Alliance, the Mayor's office, chambers of commerce, consulates, and embassies.   It helps kids become global citizens and educates them on world events.  These are all things that Mid-State believes in and supports. 

Who Benefits?
All revenues go right back into the Festival. To bring more high quality entertainment and cultural exhibits every year. The money pays for the music, the sound, the lights, the stages.  It helps fund arts and education programs which reach nearly one million students in the Greater Houston area, including Fort Bend and Galveston school districts.

Who's  Responsible?
The Houston Festival Foundation, Inc., a 501-c-3 non-profit organization established in 1971, is the muscle behind this great event. The Foundation is supported primarily through corporate sponsorship and corporate and Foundation grants, site vendors, in-kind support from the City of Houston through services, and from the festival visitors, which are a vital supporters.  The non-profit status keeps ticket prices low.

Education Programs
Kids learn about the spotlighted region from November until Festival time with the Teacher's Curriculum Guide. They participate in contests, receive scholarships, and attend field trips on-site Festival grounds to see the living museum and other interactive exhibits on-site. It's all about celebrating diversity and learning about different cultures. It's all about making  children who are our the future generation, global citizens.


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