Lawton, OK_ Thousands are expected at Elmer Thomas Park this weekend for the 33rd Annual International Festival. It kicked off Friday with a "Parade of Nations", and a naturalization ceremony.
Many ethnic groups came out to share their cultures, like the Mexican folklore dancers. Their founder, Isidra Chavez, has participated in the International Festival since it began back in 1979.
"I love to volunteer and to continue to offer my services to this community because I became a citizen of the United States and I love to share," Isidra Chavez said.
You can get your fill of international food, experience other cultures or just enjoy the entertainment at the festival all weekend long. Saturday's hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.