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 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. Throughout the day the music and dance of a variety of nations will be presented on indoor and outdoor stages. Join us in celebrating the 43rd anniversary of IFEST!