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Columbia International Festival

showcases the music, culture, food and performing arts of the various cultures, nationalities, races and language groups represented in South Carolina. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 10 AM - 7 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, NOON - 7 PM

1200 Rosewood Dr, Columbia, SC 29201

Box Office Admission:
Adults (20+) $10.00
Teens (13-19) $7.00
Kids 12 & under Free

 Parking: $5 on site

CLEAR BAGS ONLY | CASH ONLY (for admissions and food) 

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Columbia International Festival

Since 1996, the event has been bringing together all of the area's international communities to build better community/race relations between various ethnic/cultural/language groups and with the South Carolina community at large.

International Food Court

Sample the exotic flavors of foreign cuisines from around the world. You’ll come back for more!

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Throughout each festival day, groups representing many countries will delight you with staged performances of their national dances.

Parade of Nations

Traditionally dressed representatives from nearly 100 countries proudly present their home country's flag at the 2 p.m. Saturday Parade.

National Exhibitors

Learn about the cultural heritages of around 100 countries, displayed by their foreign-born hosts through pictures, artifacts, and many other items.

Cultural Demonstrations

Learn how to do something new, like fold origami, use chopsticks, write in another script, play other cultural games, say Hello, Thank You, Good-bye, or count in another language.

International Fashion Show

Enjoy a show of the traditional costumes / clothing from around the world. Adult fashion show on Saturday at 4 pm; Children's fashion show on Sunday at 4 pm

International Bazaar

Shop the many booths for authentic clothing, crafts, jewelry, and souvenirs imported from around the world.

WE CAN'T DO THE FESTIVAL WITHOUT YOU.

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Countries
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in 2024

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