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Bahgat Elsagher interview International Festival 2013July 11, 2013 Burnsville Sun/ThisWeek News Bahgat Elsagher, founder of the International Festival is interviewed. The Festival evolved from a school based event at Nicollet Junior High in 2004. Attendance grew so large the following year organizers decided to make it a city wide event.
Burnsville International Festival 2014May 14, 2014 Minneapolis Tribune - Burnsville International Festival.
International Festival of BurnsvilleMay 21, 2014 Minneapolis Star Tribune offers a history of the International Festival through an interview with Margo Swanson, the festival's chair.
International Festival returns July 11, 2015The July 2, 2015 Burnsville Sun/Thisweek news reports on the upcoming International Festival interviewing Margo Swanson, chair of the annual event. The article also includes a history of the event.
International Festival 2016July 7, 2016 the Burnsville Sun/Thisweek news reports on the upcoming International Festival.

When the International Festival of Burnsville debuted at Nicollet Commons Park in 2Q07, organizers talked about "embracing diversity." "lt was our early focus," said Burnsville resident Margo Swanson, who's been involved in the event since the beginning. "Now it has kind of morphed. Now we're well beyond embracing diversity. Now we're bringing the families together and we're celebrating culture together."

The annual festival returns to Nicollet Commons on Saturday, July 16, from 3-9 p.m. The day of entertainment, food, art and cultural exhibits has become a summer highlight in Burnsville, often drawing 3,000 or more festival goers.
International Festival of BurnsvilleInternational Festival of Burnsville 2014.
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