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Experience folk tales, music, dance, recipes and discussions from individuals from countries around the world.  This 33-year tradition is produced by Bountiful Davis Art Center. 

2020 Summerfest countries include Germany, India, South Sudan, Venezuela, and Hungary.

Performances and discussions are posted on this website under each country's details below, and uploaded to Bountiful Davis Art Center's YouTube channel.


Full playlist on Youtube:


Visitors have seen everything from the drama of Georgian sword fights to the swirling silks of Singapore on stage at Summerfest.  International performers and experts share live folk music, dance, and discussions.  Each day of the festival features a new country.  Events run Mondays 6 - 8:30 PM.

  JUNE 1 6 - 8:30 PM: Germany              

Watch the full recording here:

  JUNE 8 6 - 8:30 PM: India                      

Watch the full recording here:

  JUNE 15 6 - 8:30 PM: Venezuela           

Watch the full recording here:

  • Conversation with opera singer Marta Gutierrez 

  • Performance of a Venezuelan folk song by the Gutierrez family 

  • Flute performance of a Venezuelan lullaby by master flutist and owner of the Bel Canto Flute Studio, Gabriel Gutierrez

  • Q&A with flutist Gabriel Gutierrez

  • Venezuelan recipes to try at home: Alfajores de Dulce de Leche, Pabellon Criollo, and Arepas.  View and print HERE

  • Art at Home: Cardboard Cuatro Guitars

  JUNE 22 6 - 8:30 PM: Hungary              

Watch the full recording here:

  • "Living behind the Iron Curtain in the 1980s Before the Fall of the Berlin Wall" Talk by Alexandra Szamosfalvi Pinson

  • Q&A with Alexandra Szamosfalvi Pinson

  • Holiday Traditions and Dual Citizenship by Max Pinson

  • Hungarian Recipes to try at home: Cauliflower Soup, Chicken Paprikash, and Torokmez honey candy. View and print HERE

  • Art at Home: Krampus ornaments


  JUNE 29 6 - 8:30 PM: South Sudan      

Watch Part 1 here:

Watch Part 2 here:

  • Former Lost Boy of South Sudan and current president of the DR Foundation, Dominic Raimondo, in discussion with James Bates.

  • Dominic presents his project: Protecting South Sudanese Lost Cultures in the Refugee Camp

  • Dominic's documentation of a South Sudanese song

  • "Lohiroto," song and dance performed by refugees

  • Recipe to try at home: Dominic's Kebabs. View and print HERE

  • Art at Home: Clay Bulls

Facebook page:  Tumaini Arts Africa

Shop: Tumaini Arts Africa
Help the children of South Sudan: The DR Foundation

If you are a local international group, expert, storyteller, or performer interested in participating in Summerfest, email


Be in the middle of the excitement!  Assist the international performers and experts, help with setup, conduct cultural research, assist with marketing and social media, document the event via photography or video, and more!  Volunteers will be provided with a Summerfest T-Shirt.

Contact if you are interested in volunteering.

Special thanks to MJ Ayyampudur for photographing the events.


Summerfest would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors!  Thank you for helping us share the world's art and culture with Utah!  Contact to learn about the benefits of sponsoring Summerfest 2020.


Bountiful Davis Art Center

90 N Main St. | Bountiful, UT | 84010

801.295.3618  |
Tuesday – Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM  |  Saturday: Noon – 5 PM