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HERITAGE FESTIvAlS Enjoying and remembering America’s history is both interesting and eye-opening, but another portion of our culture that we must commemo- rate is the fact that we all come from unique backgrounds and yet share a common dream. America is filled with all different types of cultures that deserve recognition and celebration. These midwestern festivals know how to do just that. head to the Festa Italiana in Milwaukee, WI, hap- pening from July 21 st -23 rd . You can purchase tick- ets in advance or buy them at the gate for $13. You will be able to experience the Italian culture as you participate in activities like bocce, and make a wish at the Trevi Fountain. Enter into a cannoli eating contest, and thrive on live enter- tainment from the local Italian community. On July 27 th -29 th , make your way to the 51 st an- nual Nordic Fest in Decorah, Iowa. The Nordic Fest is a Scandinavian celebration that invites you with open arms to experience the food and culture of the people. Eat your fill of kringla and krumkake while you watch how it is prepared. Costume viewings, ceremonies, music, dancing, and other live entertainment will keep you busy all weekend long. HEAD TO THE FESTA ITALIANA IN MILWAUKEE, WI, hAppENINg FrOM JulY 21 ST -23 rD . YOu CAN purChASE TICkETS IN ADvANCE Or buY ThEM AT ThE gATE FOr $13. Other festivals in the Midwest include German Fest, Irish Fest, Twin Cities Polish