Amidoe Conate of Atlanta prepares jerk chicken during the International Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Circus Square Park. (Austin Anthony,
Amidoe Conate of Atlanta prepares jerk chicken during the International Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Circus Square Park. (Austin Anthony,

Thanks area media who have posted comments, photos and video from Saturday’s Bowling Green International Festival! Every year local radio stations, television stations and newspapers attend and make social media posts or entries on their website in support of this event.  Without them, our extraordinary participation and attendance numbers would not be possible.  Bowling Green is lucky to get such great support for this and many other community events from our committed media professionals.

We also appreciate all the festival-goers, independent photographers/videographers, bloggers etc. who give us permission to download and repost their photos and video to our own website and social media pages so that they are easily accessible for years to come. Follow us on Facebook for weekly posts leading up to the 30th Annual Bowling Green International Festival September 26, 2020! If you have photos or footage from past events we’d love to share them and keep them in our archives. Email for more information.

Here is some of the great coverage we have found:


Candace Price of WNKY describes the event in a video titled “Annual International Festival promotes diversity, culture” on the WNKY website – The video includes an interview with Festival Vice-President and Volunteer Coordinator Hannah Barahona.

At the bottom of the same WNKY webpage you’ll find a vlog style video by SOKY Sunrise host Tej Joshi.  Tej gives a tour of the Festival. He stops to talk to some of the food vendors and learns about what they are making.  This video also includes lively comments by Board member Clay Smalley, Jr., our Children’s Activities Co-Chair who runs the Piñata area.

Tej was also live on WNKY’s Facebook page during the event where he spoke with World Stage host Katelyn Mason –

BG Daily News

The Daily News featured an article called “29th annual Bowling Green International Festival to celebrate diversity” in advance of the Festival. Writer Maggie Pollard interviews Festival Board President Dr. Angela Jones as well as dance performer Rachana Pasupuleti. You can find Maggie’s article here –

Festival day the Daily News  had multimedia journalist Emily Zantow on the scene and she produced a piece called “Thousands travel around the world at 29th annual Bowling Green International Festival” for

In addition reporter Don Sergent wrote “Cultural potpourri: International Fest brings in thousands to celebrate diversity” which as accompanied by a slideshow by photojournalist Austin Anthony and can be found here –

College Heights Herald

Esther Heath & Brenna Pepke from WKU’s College Heights Herald posted a slideshow titled “International Love: International festival celebrates global culture” that can be found here –


And, WBKO’s Brandon Jarrett produced the video “The 29th Annual Bowling Green International Festival kicked off at Circus Square Park” which you can find here –