International Festival

Hosted by International Place of The Claremont Colleges

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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 41st 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. Guests will have the opportunity to sample tastings at our Student-Led Booths.

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

Student-Led Booths

The student-led 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.

Interested in participating at a Student-Led Booth? Sign up below!

Parking & Cost

Parking is free & abundant. There is no admission fee for International Festival.

Tickets for food and activities can be purchase at Ticket Booths with cash, Flex/Claremont Cash, or credit card payment.

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Live entertainment at the center stage will begin at 12:00 PM. Enjoy music, song, and dance from both professional and student performers.

Would you or your group like to perform? Please see our Performance Application form to sign up!

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 participating, please visit the our International Festival Participation page!