International Festival

Please join Florida Institute of Technology for the International Festival, an annual celebration of cultural diversity and international community on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 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.

If you are interested in volunteering at the 2017 International Festival, please complete the volunteer signup form.  Thank you!

11th Annual International Festival: Saturday, February 18, 2017, Noon - 5PM

Click here to download the 2017 International Festival Flyer!

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




Programs and Schedule

2017 International Festival program to be announced!

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
  • Ketki Joshi (Indian Tabla)
  • Capoeira Karkara Melbourne
  • Omani Student Association
  • Voice Indonesia in Florida (VIDA)
  • Latin American Student Association
  • African Student Association
  • L’Ahavat Tzion
  • Halau Hula'O Kilakilapilialohaikapu'uwai
  • Voice Indonesia in Florida (VIDA)
  • St. Joe's Catholic School Spanish Club
  • Caribbean Student Association
  • Sri Lankan Student Association
  • FIT Street Dance Club
  • Mariposa Monarca
  • African Student Association
  • Indian Student Association
  • Halau Hula'O Kilakilapilialohaikapu'uwai
  • Martin Gallagher (British Invasion Songs)


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
  • Kuwaiti 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 carne molida, tacos barbacoa, tamales, frijoles a la charra, Jarritos soda

*Free sampling for Florida Tech students with student ID.

Photo Galleries
News and Announcements

2016 Press

Florida Tech Seeking Performers, Vendors for 2016 International Festival - Florida Tech Newsroom (November 6, 2015)

From the President's Desk - Dr. Anthony J, Catanese, President & CEO of Florida Tech (February 11, 2016)

International Festival Highlights Diversity on the Florida Tech Campus - WFIT (February 11, 2016)

2015 Press

International Festival Brings the World to Florida Tech - Florida Tech Newsroom (January 21, 2015)

Florida Tech Seeking Vendors, Performers for International Fest Feb. 28 - Florida Tech Newsroom (October 31, 2014)

International Festival at Florida Tech - Brevard County Events

2014 Press

Florida Tech News Release (January 22, 2014)

WFIT 89.5FM (February 11, 2014)

Florida Today: Florida Tech to celebrate cultural diversity - Nations come together at International Fest (February 13, 2014)

Florida Tech Video Productions

Photo Gallery: International Student Service Organization (ISSO) Facebook Page

2013 Press

Brevard Times (October 29, 2012)

Hometown News (January 11, 2013)

Florida Tech Crimson, page 10 (January 22, 2013)

Florida Tech Today (Spring 2013, Volume 22, Issue 1)

2012 Press

BBN October 2011

Florida Tech Crimson December 2012

BBN February 2012

2011 Press

2011 International Festival Press Release

The Florida Tech Crimson

Campus Observer

BBN August 2010

BBN January 2011

Space Coast Living

2010 Press

Brevard Business News Write-Up

Brevard Florida LIVE Flyer

Florida Tech Crimson Write-Up

Florida Today Article (pdf)

Al Dia Today Article


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 Display and Stage Performance application deadline has been extended through January 20, 2017.

Volunteer Signup Form
Cultural Displays:
Participation Application Form & Contract for Cultural Displays
Stage Performances:
Participation Application Form & Contract for Stage Performances
Retail Goods Vendors:
Retail Vendor Contract Regulations
Retail Vendor Space Contract
Food Vendors:
Food Vendor Agreement
Food Vendor Space Contract