Get Ready For I-Fest 2010
April 6, 2010

It’s almost that time of the year again – when we get to experience the culture of  another country in the middle of  downtown Houston. 

The 40th Annual International Festival begins on April 17, 2010, and this year I-Fest will highlight the islands of  the Carribean.

You can learn more about all of the food, music, and entertainment planned for the two weekends of  I-Fest by visiting the official website:

In the meantime, make plans to watch KPRC Local 2 to learn more about the unique places that are being featured during the festival.

KPC Anchor Rachel McNeill, Photographer Tyrina Gleinser and Producer Tracy Hatfield travelled to Jamaica, Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago.

The crew, pictured here relaxing in Jamaica,  will introduce you to the people, beaches and some of the exotic places to visit.

The show will air on KPRC Local 2 (Channel 12 on Comcast)  at 6:30 p.m.Saturday, April 10th, and again at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 11.

I hope to see everybody during I-Fest!

The Houston International Festival
April 17, 2009

young Irish Dancers

young Irish Dancers

It’s that time of  year again when downtown Houston is being transformed into a  fun place to check out the annual I-Fest, or International Festival. 

I-fest is scheduled for the weekends of April 18-19 and April 25-26. You can learn more about the entertainment lineup by going to

This year, the event will spotlight the country of  Ireland, and organizers are busying creating what they call an “Irish Countryside.”


On Thursday night, 2 on the Beat had the fun opportunity to attend the Mayor’s International Festival Gala, along with anchor Dominique Sachse (who also served as emcee)  producer Tracy Hatfield, Photographer Tyrina Gleinser, News Director Rick Mcfarland and General Manager Larry Blackerby and his wife Brenda. 

Channel 2 is a proud media sponsor of  I-fest. 

Dominque, Tracy and Ty recently spent ten days in Ireland and produced some amazing stories about the people, food and culture.


Some of that Irish flavor was on display at the gala, which was attended by  dignitaries including Mayor Bill White, County Judge Ed Emmett and his wife Gwen, Sheriff  and Mrs. Adrian Garcia, city councilwoman Melissa Noriega and her husband former State Rep. Rick Noriega and Joanne King Herring. ifest-004ifest-003ifest