Please join Florida Institute of Technology for the International Festival, an annual celebration of cultural diversity and international community on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Panther Plaza.
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 2018 International Festival, please complete the volunteer signup form. Thank you!
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Entertainment - Noon to 5 pm
Performances are listed in order (schedule is subject to change).
Cultural Displays By:
|ARC's Ice Cream Distribution Ice Cream Truck|
|Assorted varieties of packaged ice creams|
|Hazel’s Caribbean Restaurant*|
|Oxtail, curry goat, curry chicken, brown stew chicken, jerk chicken, jerk pork, beef patties, jamaican soda, & water.
All meals served with rice & peas and steamed cabbage.
| Vegetarian meals: Pakora, paneer kulchan, briyani
Non-vegetarian meals: Butter chicken, rice, chicken 65
|Joumana's Mediterranean Cuisine*|
|Gyros, chicken shawarma, hummus|
|La Estancia de Luisa*|
|Colombian empanadas, chicken in sauce, ropa vieja|
|Old School Pizza|
|Pizza, hot dogs, chips, sodas, & bottled water|
|Tacos Mexicanos Aca Chela*|
|Chicken tacos, barbacoa tacos, ground beef tacos|
*Free sampling for Florida Tech students with student ID.
All-World food and arts at FIT's International Fest - The Melbourne Beachsider (February 23, 2017)
Global Diversity Celebrated at Florida Tech’s International Festival Saturday, Feb. 18 - Florida Tech Newsroom (February 7, 2017)
Brevard Live, February 2017 Edition (Pg. 14-15)
Florida Tech Seeking Vendors, Performers for International Festival in February - Florida Tech Newsroom (December 19, 2016)
Florida Tech Seeking Vendors, Performers for International Festival Feb. 18, 2017 - Florida Tech Newsroom (October 24, 2016)
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)
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
Florida Tech News Release (January 22, 2014)
WFIT 89.5FM (February 11, 2014)
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.
Cultural Display and Stage Performance application deadline is December 15, 2017.
|Volunteer Signup Form|
|Cultural Display Application Form|
|Cultural Display Space Contract|
|Stage Performer Application Form
Stage Performer Contract
|Retail Goods Vendors:|
|Retail Vendor Contract Regulations|
|Retail Vendor Space Contract|
|Food Vendor Agreement|
|Food Vendor Space Contract|