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The 40th Annual INDY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL is Central Indiana’s Largest and Oldest Pan-Ethnic Celebration! 

Hosted by the NATIONALITIES COUNCIL OF INDIANA, the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL showcases Indiana’s ethnic diversity, celebrates our unique ethnic traditions, and encourages cultural exchange.


WHERE:               Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Indiana State Fairgrounds

                                     1200 East 38th Street, Indianapolis IN 46205


WHEN:                 November 10, 11 & 12, 2016


This year Theme:



The INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL will feature exhibits from the 50 + ethnic groups represented in Central Indiana as they gather to share their rich cultural histories and traditions.  Highlights of the festival include authentic foods from 20+ ethnic vendors; continuous ethnic music and dance by local and national performing groups; Culture Booths hosted by volunteers in traditional dress where you can connect with your own ethnic heritage; artisans demonstrating unique cultural crafts; a Naturalization Ceremony and an International Marketplace offering gifts from around the World.

Additional Features: 

  • GIANT, WALK-UPON Map of Europe hosted by Geography Educators’ Network of Indiana (GENI)
  • Italian Street Painting
  • International Market Shop for Souvenirs
  • Tudor Rose Players presents Mary Queen of Scotland
  • International Festival Queen Contest
  • Naturalization Ceremony
  • Parade of Nations
  • FREE Health screening by PNA-IN (Philippine Nurses Association of Indiana)