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Event Details

Saturday, April 6th: 10am-7pm

Sunday, April 7th: 12pm-7pm

Online Presale Tickets with no fees UNTIL SATURDAY at 10:00am

Adult will increase to $10.00 and Teens will increase to $7.00:

Adults (20+): $7.00 presale / $10.00 at the door

Teens (13-19): $4.00 presale / $7.00 at the door

Children (12 and under): Free

Parking $5 per car (on site only)

This event has a strict no refund policy.

Military members and Title I School Families are eligible for complementary tickets.

Military: use code "Military" and include branch served in the organization question.

Title I: use code "Title-I-Families" and include school name in the organization question.

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

Recognized among the Top 20 Events in the 10-State Southeastern Region by the Southeastern Tourism Society in 1999, 2000.

• The largest yearly international event in South Carolina and neighboring states.

• An indoor event attended by 17,000 – 22,000 people in each year.

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

International Food Court (Saturday & Sunday)

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


Cultural Entertainment

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

International Fashion Show

Enjoy this 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.


Cultural Demonstrations

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

Parade of Nations

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

If you have questions about your ticket order, please email tickets@evvnt.com.

Venue Information

South Carolina State Fairgrounds
1200 Rosewood Drive
Columbia, SC 29201

Organizer Information

Columbia International Festival

1200 Rosewood Drive
Columbia, SC 29201

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