About the Festival

Photo courtesy of Rona Proudfoot

The Lorain International Festival and Bazaar is the premier event of the summer for Lorain, Ohio. The week-long festival begins the last full week of June every year, with numerous separate events taking place mainly in downtown Lorain. Various nationalities, cultures and our community are celebrated with the sharing of gifts from our many homelands through food, music, costume and tradition.

The three day bazaar takes place along the scenic Black River, and features a multitude of foods with a wide variety of ethnic cuisine to sample. There is wonderful entertainment throughout the weekend including on-going live performances. Stop by the different cultural booths that feature crafts and items from many homelands. There are covered dining areas, paved walkways and free parking.

Please join the Lorain International Festival and celebrate all the things that you are!

Spotlight Industry & Nationality

El Centro Polish
2013 Queen's Court

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Lorain International Queen & Court!

  • Queen Lexi Zvosech
  • 1st Runner-Up Taylor Soto
  • 2nd Runner-Up Veronica Jachym
  • 3rd Runner-Up Megan Beal