36th annual Luxembourg Fest wraps up in Belgium, Wisconsin

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BELGIUM, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An ethnic festival in Ozaukee County taking on some added significance this year.

"Luxembourg Fest" in Belgium, Wisconsin had its final day today, on Aug. 14.

The festival featured food, music, parades and historical exhibits. It focused on the deep roots of Luxembourg heritage in the area.

Former Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett -- who now serves as US Ambassador to Luxembourg -- also made a visit over the weekend.

Organizers tell us it's a great way to pass their heritage down to the next generation.

"We are an international organization here in Belgium, Wisconsin. we have a museum and research center. There's a large population of Luxembourg-Americans in this community," said Patricia Lutz of the Luxembourg-American Cultural Society.

The festival has been an annual tradition in Belgium for the last 36 years.

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