At the Twin Cities Hmong festival, athletes, artists and food share top bill

Dancers dressed in traditional Hmong cosyumes
Dancers in Hmong costume with traditional elements from Iny Asian Dancer Theater take part in the Hmong Freedom Celebration and sports festival on Friday, July 4, 2014 at Como Park in St. Paul. 
Ackerman + Gruber/For MPR News

The Hmong Freedom Celebration 34th Annual Sport Festival, held at Como Park, had two days packed with soccer, flag football, and Hmong games Hmoob Tujlub and Ka tao, dancing, food and crafts. plus traditional dancing and break dancing, Miss Hmong Teen competition, and plenty of food and crafts for sale.

Photojournalists Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber captured the color of the event.

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