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

Participation Application Form for the 2014 International Festival

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

Programs and Schedule

2015 International Festival Program TBA

Date:  Saturday, February 28, 2015, Noon - 5PM

2014 International Festival Program

Entertainment - Noon to 5 pm 

*Performances listed in order and subject to change

  • “Twitchy,” Florida Tech’s all faculty rock ‘n’ roll band
  • FoRê Sacré
  • Mariposa Monarca
  • Rincones De Mexico
  • Latin American Student Association
  • Caribbean Students Association
  • ISA – Sanskriti (Indian Students Association)
  • United Arab Emirates Student Group
  • Indonesia Group
  • Shik Shak Belly Dancers
  • Don Soledad Group
  • Omani Student Association
  • Ketki Nanivadeka (Indian instrumental)
  • African Student Association
  • Capoeira Karkara Melbourne
  • Street Dance Club
  • L’Ahavat Tzion – Folk Dancers of Brevard
  • Saudi Students Union

 

Cultural Displays By:

  • African Student Association
  • Caribbean Students Association
  • Chinese Students and Scholar Association
  • Hearts Out to Haiti
  • Indian Students Association
  • Indonesia Group
  • Institute for Cross Cultural Management
  • International Student Service Organization
  • Iraqi Student Group
  • Korean Student Association
  • Kuwaiti Student Organization
  • L'Ahavat Tzion
  • Latin American Student Association
  • Omani Student Association
  • Oxford Student Abroad Program
  • Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
  • Saudi Students Union
  • School of Psychology Diversity Committee
  • Sons of Norway/Space Coast Vikings
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • United Arab Emirates Student Group
  • WFIT

 

Refreshments*

Hazel’s Caribbean Restaurant

Oxtail; curry goat; curry chicken; brown stew chicken; jerk chicken; Jamaican beef patties

(All meals served with rice & peas and steam cabbage)

Jersey Mike’s

Cheesesteaks

La Estancia De Luisa

Chicken with sauce; steak with sauce; meat pies

Larcade Ice Cream Truck

Assorted ice cream

(Located in the childrens' area)

Maui's Restaurant

Gyros; baklava; grape vine rolled leaves

Old School Pizza

Hot dogs; cheese pizza; pepperoni pizza; garlic knots; chips; water; soda

Taco City

Mahi, shrimp, beef, & chicken tacos; fireball appetizer; pepper popper appetizer; tortilla chips & salsa; guacamole; beef & chicken wraps

 

*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 2014 International Festival
 
Required Form for Performers:
Performer's Contract for the 2014 International Festival
 
Required Form for Cultural Displays:
Cultural Display Contract for the 2014 International Festival
 
Required Forms for Retail Goods Vendors:
2014 Vendor Contract Regulations
2014 Vendor Space Contract
 
Required Forms for Food Vendors:
2014 Food Vendor Agreement
2014 Food Vendor Space Contract