International Festival

Please join Florida Institute of Technology for the International Festival, an annual celebration of cultural diversity and international community on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Panther Plaza.

About The Event

The International Festival, first held in 2007, is an annual celebration of cultural diversity and international community held at the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne, Florida. International student groups and local cultural organizations host country and diversity-themed display booths showcasing a variety of traditional clothing, informational literature, maps, flags and artifacts. Dance and vocal groups, bands and other performers (including martial artists) fill the afternoon with live entertainment on Florida Tech's outdoor stage, the Panthereum, while local eateries sell a variety of delicious ethnic foods in the Panther Plaza courtyard. Children's activities include face painting and carnival games.

10th Annual International Festival: Saturday, February 20, 2016, Noon - 5PM

For more information, call ISSS at
(321) 674-8053 or e-mail

Click here to download the International Festival flyer.

Programs and Schedule

2016 International Festival Program

Saturday, February 20, 2016, Noon - 5PM

Entertainment - Noon to 5 pm

Performances are currently not listed in order - schedule to be announced soon.

  • “Twitchy,” Florida Tech’s all faculty rock ‘n’ roll band
  • Voice Indonesia in Florida (VIDA)
  • Latin American Student Association
  • African Student Association
  • Halau Hula'O Kilakilapilialohaikapu'uwai
  • Indian Student Association
  • Capoeira Karkara Melbourne
  • Caribbean Student Association
  • L’Ahavat Tzion
  • Rincones de Mexico
  • St. Joe's Catholic School Spanish Club
  • Sri Lankan Student Association
  • Mariposa Monarca
  • Omani Student Association
  • FIT Street Dance Club
  • Ketki Joshi (Tabla Performance)


Cultural Displays By:

  • African Student Association
  • Brazil Student Association
  • Caribbean Student Association
  • Chinese Student And Scholar Association
  • Global Buddies
  • Halau Hula'O Kilakilapilialohaikapu'uwai
  • Hearts Out to Haiti
  • Indian Student Association
  • Institute for Cross-Cultural Management
  • International Student Service Organization
  • Iraqi Students Union
  • Korean Student Association
  • L’Ahavat Tzion
  • Latin American Student Association
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Omani Student Association
  • Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
  • School of Psychology Diversity Committee
  • Space Coast Vikings/Sons of Norway
  • Sri Lankan Student Association
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • Voice Indonesia in Florida (VIDA)
  • WFIT


Chilly Willy Ice Cream & Sno-Balls
Sno-balls (30+ flavors) & packaged ice cream
*Hazel’s Caribbean Restaurant
Ox tail, curry goat, curry chicken, jerk chicken, brown stew chicken, beef patties, soda, water
(all food items above served with rice & peas & steamed cabbage)
*La Estancia de Luisa
Colombian meat pies, chicken in sauce, ropa vieja
*Old School Pizza
Cheese & pepperoni pizza slices, hot dogs, chips/nachos, smoothies, water, soda
*Irashiai 2 Japanese Bistro
        Maki Bento sushi (California roll & shrimp/veggie tempura roll served with soy sauce, wasabi & ginger)
        Chicken Katsu Bento (Panko fried chicken served with rice, broccoli, tomato, & lemon sauce)
*Joumana's Mediterranean Cuisine
Gyros, chicken shawarma, hummus, tabbouleh
*Tacos Mexicanos Aca Chela
         Tacos bistek, tacos pollo, tacos came molida, tacos barbacoa, tamales, frijoles a la charra, Jarritos soda

*Free sampling for Florida Tech students with student ID.

Photo Galleries

Florida Tech is located at 150 W. University Blvd. in Melbourne, Fla.

The International Festival is held on the northern side of campus off Country Club Rd. in Panther Plaza, the courtyard area between the Keuper Administration Building and Denius Student Center.

Download the map.

Get More Information

Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to, or faxed to (321) 728-4570.

Cultural Displays:
Participation Application Form & Contract for Cultural Displays - DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Stage Performances:
Participation Application Form & Contract for Stage Performances - DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Retail Goods Vendors:
Retail Vendor Contract Regulations
Retail Vendor Space Contract
Food Vendors:
Food Vendor Agreement
Food Vendor Space Contract