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Multicultural Resource Center

Student Union, Activities and Recreation

International Festival

The festival is centered around booths arranged in colorful marketplace style representing thecultures of about 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.

International Festival outdoor photo

Throughout the day the music and dance of a variety of nations will be presented on indoor and outdoor stages. In addition, the festival, which is family-oriented, offers a number of elements such as mimes and face painting designed specially for children.
The festival was one of the first events in the Charlotte area to recognize the region's growing international dimension. Attendance at the festival in previous years has been estimated at 20,000.
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Sponsored by: Office of International Programs, Cone University Center, Recreational Facilities Management, Student Union

With support from: Baxter Design Co., Advent Lutheran Church, Arts and Science Council, Chartwell’s College and University Dining Services, Office of Business Affairs, and Student Activities

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