International Festival

The International Festival is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year at The Claremont Colleges. It is held in the main quad of Claremont McKenna College, and the day can be spent sampling authentic international cuisine and enjoying performances of music and dance from around the world by both student and professional artists. International Festival is open to the entire community.

International Place organizes this event over several months, beginning at the end of the fall semester. Students, the various colleges and the dedicated Community Friends of International Students provide an enormous amount of support by volunteering their time, experience, resources, talent, and energy to make the International Festival happen!

Date: Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Rain or Shine!)
Location: Claremont McKenna College North Mall (CMC campus map)

Food, performances and family-friendly activities from around the world!


International Festival will offer food from around the world. For a small fee, you can sample food from Armenia, Australia, Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Guatemala/El Salvador/Mexico, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Morocco, The Philippines, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. We also have a Beer & Wine Garden with a selection of drinks from around the world.

Parking & Cost

Parking is free & abundant. There is no admission fee for International Festival. Bring cash, Claremont Cash or Board Plus to purchase food and drink.


For children, there will be storytelling, arts & crafts, balloon animals and a magician for no cost. This year’s entertainment on the mainstage features The 5C K-Pop Dance Club, Kpoppers; Mariachi Serrano, The Claremont  Shades, Claremont Psycho Taiko Japanese Drumming Group, GrooveNation Dance Crew, Ballet Folklorico Tierra Flor y Canto, Claremont Tamasha and Massanga Miramba. Live entertainment will begin at 12:00 PM.

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