Greetings! As Mayor of Columbia, I would like to congraulate Columbia International Festival on another wonderful celebration here in our fair city. Over its 18-year history, this annual festival has become a signature event offering families here in Columbia and throughout the Midlands a truly unique opportunity to explore other countries and cultures without ever leaving the state! It is a great family outing and a valuable learning experience for all. I am confident that it will continue to grow and enrich our community for years to come.
Again, I am proud to welcome Columbia International Festival back to the capital city. I look forward to another year of celebrating the rich diversity of peoples and cultures from around the world we enjoy here in Famously Hot Columbia, SC.
Stephen K. Benjamin