International Festival

Hosted by International Place of The Claremont Colleges

Saturday, April 14, 2018
12:00 – 3:00 PM
CMC North Mall

A Celebration of the International Community at The Claremont Colleges


International Place of The Colleges hosts one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year at The Claremont Colleges: International Festival!

Guests from the entire community may spend the afternoon sampling international cuisine and enjoying live performances of music and dance from around the world, by both student and professional artists.

This year will be the 40th annual International Festival, and we hope to make it our best!

Event Details


International Festival will offer authentic food and beverages from countries around the world. In addition to delicious international cuisine from local vendors, guests will have the opportunity to sample tastings and drinks at various Student Booths.

Food and beverage items may be purchased with tickets sold for a small fee at our ticket booths.

Student Booths

The student booths are the heart of International Festival. For over three decades, students from across The Claremont Colleges have come together and put in their time to represent a country, culture or region of the world through activities, local cuisine, and other cultural displays.

Parking & Cost

Parking is free & abundant. There is no admission fee for International Festival. Cash, major credit cards, Claremont Cash or Board Plus are accepted to purchase tickets for food and drink.

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Live entertainment at the center stage will begin at 12:00 PM.


Participate in International Festival

International Festival would not be successful without the hundreds of volunteers who offer their time to help our four-person office pull of the event. If you are interested in volunteering at a student booth, performing on stage, or other volunteer opportunities, please visit our International Festival Participation page and sign up by February 21, 2018.


Helpful Links

2018 International Festival Sign-Up Form

International Festival Participation Page