The International Festival is an annual event, organized by the International Programs Center ,that celebrates the diversity of the world and within the Greensboro community. 

The festival aims to teach and promote awareness of various cultures through entertainment.

The location has changed over the years. It has been hosted on the University’s ‘College Avenue’ as well as in recent years on the lawn of the Elliott University Center. In the instance of rain, the festival moves indoors to the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness.  

The event takes place in Spring, usually at the beginning of April and is open to the general public.

The 2020 International Festival was cancelled due to concerns of COVID-19.  Next year's event is currently planned to occur on April 10, 2021.



Student groups, individuals, and other organizations within the Greesboro community are allowed to host a booth to represent a particular country or culture. 

According to this link, festival goers are encouraged to participate in:

  • Language activities

  • Small crafts

  • Traditional dress

  • Cultural games

  • Visual displays



Throughout the festival, performances are done on stage by student groups, individuals, and other organizations. There have been a variety of performances through many art forms such as songs, dances, telling of folklore.