India Fest Brings Indian Culture to Downtown Peoria

Published 08/02 2014 09:40PM

Updated 08/02 2014 09:44PM

PEORIA - One of Peoria's lesser known communities got to show off a flare of its culture Saturday.

The Peoria Park District and the Indo-American Society of Peoria hosted the 13th annual India Fest in Downtown Peoria.

People got to taste Indian cuisine, listen to live music, and watch traditional Indian dancing.

Residents say they want to introduce their culture to people who may not know much about it.

Srinivas Vuppuluri of the Indo-American Society said, "We tend to show the cuisine, the culture, entertainment. People get to see how or what Indian-Americans are like. It's a lot of intermingling between different cultures."

Roughly 4,000 Indian-Americans make up Peoria's population.

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