(Minghui.org) The ninth Atlanta ice cream festival was held on July 27, 2019. Undeterred by the hot weather, local residents came to Piedmont Park to get a taste of different ice cream flavors. Besides booths selling ice cream and food, the organizers also set up a stage offering music and dance entertainment. For the ninth consecutive year, Falun Dafa practitioners were invited to go on stage and demonstrate the Dafa exercise movements.

Practitioners demonstrate the exercises

Practitioners promote Falun Dafa at the festival

According to Kevin James, the event organizer, this year's theme is health and happiness, and they were delighted to have Falun Dafa practitioners show local residents the exercise movements on stage.

Visitors learn the exercises

Many people stopped to see the exercise demonstration. Several near the stage followed along with the exercise movements.

Marco Sheperd said he felt wonderful and relaxed after doing some of the movements. He intends to read more about Falun Dafa online.

The Smith family watched and learned the exercises

The Smith family from Sandy Spring observed and learned the exercises. Mrs. Smith said, “The exercises are easy to learn. I can do it too.” Daughter Haley said she felt peaceful watching practitioners do the exercises. She said Falun Dafa can help one lead a happy and peaceful life.

Phat has practiced Falun Dafa for five years and was one of the practitioners who demonstrated the exercises on stage. He hopes to show people the beauty of Falun Dafa and raise awareness of the persecution happening in China.