For over 30 years, the Idaho International Summerfest, formerly known as the, Dance and Music Festival, has been a “must attend” event in the Northwest. Consistently ranked in the top five festivals in North America, “see just one and you’ll be hooked for life.”
An event the size and scope of our festival can only happen if you get involved! With hundreds of participants coming from 8 countries around the world, we need all the help we can get! The festival cannot be a success without the help of our local Host Families and Event Volunteers, as well as our incredible Sponsors. Volunteer today!
In 2013, a partnership was struck with the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce and the Upper Valley Art Guild to incorporate an art competition and exhibit as part of Rexburg’s annual Summerfest. The 2016 theme was Art Along the Tetons. Our 2017 Theme was “Celebrate Idaho International Summerfest.” On May 15th sign-ups begin for the Art Grows Rexburg art camp that takes place June 2017. Make sure to sign up as well as helping out to volunteer with the art camp itself.
The Summerfest 2017 festival will not be taking place due to the arrival of the Solar Eclipse in August. We are currently working on setting up the 2018 Festival though!
Join us for next year’s 2018 Idaho International Summerfest takes place July 9 – July 14. Along with the traditional dance and music from around the world, this year’s Idaho Summerfest will showcase performers of all kinds and types, including a special appearance by a Celebrity Performer!
Rexburg, the “Youngest Community in the Nation”, will make that youth come alive this summer! After 31 years of hosting the world-famous Idaho International Dance and Music Festival, this year’s event will be a broader and more culturally interactive festival than ever before, as we are taking our Gala Performances on the road to two cities!
Every summer, hundreds of performers from around the world travel to our small community of Rexburg for a week-long cultural festival celebrating the performing arts. Dancers and musicians perform and participate in a variety of events- from our Gala Performances, to our city-wide Humanitarian Project, to our Youth Culture outreach event to our most famous event- the Street Festival, for the community throughout the week. There’s always dancing and singing in the streets, and with it, new friendships and bonds created. Our goal and purpose is to unite everyone under art, despite language, cultural, and religious differences. We all have something wonderful to share, and Summerfest gives everyone that opportunity.
Since our humble beginnings in 1986, we have had the opportunity to host over 300 different teams from 70 different countries- right here in our small but mighty town of Rexburg, Idaho. We are truly ambassadors to the world!
As Rexburg continues to grow and change, Summerfest grows and changes with it. This year’s Summerfest will raise the bar higher than you have ever seen it before with bigger and better events! Come along with us and see our exhilarating show from performers all over the world! We guarantee you, this is something you don’t want to miss!