International Festival

Please join Florida Institute of Technology for the International Festival, an annual celebration of cultural diversity and international community on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 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. 

Ninth Annual International Festival:  Saturday, February 28, 2015, Noon - 5PM

Update:  Thursday, February 26th, 2015:
Due to a high chance of rain, the festival will be located at the Clemente Center

Participation Application Form for the 2015 International Festival

For more information, call ISSS at
(321) 674-8053 or e-mail isss@fit.edu.

Programs and Schedule

2015 International Festival Program

Saturday, February 28, 2015, Noon - 5PM

Entertainment - Noon to 5 pm 

Performances listed in order and subject to change.

  • “Twitchy,” Florida Tech’s all faculty rock ‘n’ roll band
  • FIT Street Dance Club
  • Brevard County Indonesian Group
  • Latin American Student Association
  • Folkloric Dance Group
  • African Student Association
  • Shik Shak Belly Dancing Club
  • Folkloric Dance Group
  • Space Coast Hula School
  • Ketki Joshi
  • Fore Sacre West African Drum & Dance Company
  • Saudi Student Union
  • Capoeira Karkara Melbourne
  • Caribbean Student Association
  • Indian Student Association – Sanskriti
  • Brazil Student Association
  • L’Ahavat Tzion
  • Indian Student Association – Sanskriti
  • St. Katherine’s Grecian Odyssey Dancers
  • Rincones de Mexico

 

Cultural Displays By:

  • African Student Association
  • Brazil Student Association
  • Brevard County Indonesian Group
  • Caribbean Student Association
  • Chinese Student And Scholar Association
  • Hearts Out to Haiti
  • Indian Student Association – Sanskriti
  • Institute for Cross-Cultural Management
  • International Student Service Organization
  • Iraqi Student Group
  • Korean Student Association
  • Kuwait Student Organization
  • L’Ahavat Tzion
  • Latin American Student Association
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Omani Student Association
  • Oxford Student Abroad Program
  • Pakistani Students
  • Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
  • Saudi Student Union
  • School of Psychology Diversity Committee
  • Space Coast Hula School
  • Space Coast Vikings/Sons of Norway
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • UAE Student Group
  • WFIT

 

Refreshments
*Greek American Association of Brevard (GAAB)
Gyros, spinach pies, dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), Galaktoboureko (Greek custard with syrup)
*Hazel’s Caribbean Restaurant
Rice (white) & peas, oxtail, curry goat, curry chicken, brown stew chicken, jerk chicken, beef patties, Jamaican soda, canned soda, bottled water
*La Estancia de Luisa
Steak with sauce, empanadas, chicken
*Old School Pizza
Pizza (slices and large pies), bottled water, canned sodas, chocolate chip cookies, brownies
*Portuguese Corner Store
Portuguese style grilled chicken with white rice & red beans
Larcade Ice Cream (located in children's section)
Ice cream bars, bottled water, sodas

*Complimentary food sampling option for Florida Tech students with ID.

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Location

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 isss@fit.edu, or faxed to (321) 728-4570.

Required Form for ALL International Festival Participants:
Participation Application Form for the 2015 International Festival
 
Required Form for Performers:
Performer's Contract for the 2015 International Festival
 
Required Form for Cultural Displays:
Cultural Display Contract for the 2015 International Festival
 
Required Forms for Retail Goods Vendors:
2015 Vendor Contract Regulations
2015 Vendor Space Contract
 
Required Forms for Food Vendors:
2015 Food Vendor Agreement
2015 Food Vendor Space Contract