Everyone from UNC Charlotte, the Charlotte community, and beyond are welcome to join us for the 40 year anniversary of the UNC Charlotte International Festival! To commemorate the success of our longest standing cultural tradition, the festivities will include an evening fireworks display to close the day's program. For returning attendees, be sure to reference our "Event Schedule" information to note a slight adjustment to some of the cultural dance and parade elements between 10am-6pm as well as the plan for our signature event, including a procession of nations and fireworks display (6pm-7:30pm). For new attendees, please read below to learn about the program.
The International Festival is centered around 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 and feature art, crafts and costumes from each participating country. Many booths offer international food for sale.
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 elements such as mimes and face painting designed specially for children.
For more information, contact the Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte at 704‑687‑7755 or send us a message.