The 2017 UNC Charlotte International Festival will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017. This will mark the 42nd anniversary of this annual campus tradition. Please save the date and check back for updates about the 2017 International Festival! See below to learn more about this program.
The International Festival is centered on booths arranged in colorful marketplace style representing the cultures of over 50 nations. The booths are staffed by UNC Charlotte international students and members of Charlotte's international community, like the Alliance Française, and feature art, crafts and costumes from each participating country. Many booths offer international food for sale. Go and try the French crêpes!
Festival entry and parking are FREE!!!
Throughout the day the music and dance of a variety of nations will be presented on indoor and outdoor stages.
In addition, the International Festival, which is family-oriented, offers a number of activities such as mimes and face painting designed especially for children.
In addition to the hallmark elements, the International Festival includes an international games zone for attendees of all ages to participate in and learn about the cultural significance of various games. Participants can learn the rules of bocce, play a game of life-sized chess, or join in a soccer match.
Founded in 1975, the International Festival continues to recognize the region's growing diversity. Attendance at the International Festival in previous years has been estimated at over 20,000.
The International Festival is made possible with support from several campus and community partners. Each year the Alliance Française de Charlotte - a partner of the UNC Charlotte International Festival - is present at the French booth with the UNC French club to inform you about the French organization and its activities to promote French culture and language in Charlotte. Come, bring your friends and enjoy!
For more information, contact the Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte at 704‑687‑7755 or go to their website: http://ifest.uncc.edu/