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International Fest: World Unity Fair

November 7, 2012

Experience the unique tastes and sights of international cultures at the annual World Unity Fair.

There are many international and cultural events that occur throughout the year (Above: Chinese Spring Festival) that give you a taste of what to expect at the World Unity Fair. Image by CSU Photography.Saturday, November 10
3-9 p.m.
Lory Student Center

The International Fest World Unity Fair is a community-wide event for all ages! The event unites more than 20 international culture and country groups at the university and within the Fort Collins community.

The celebration provides the community with a variety of unique customs, alluring tastes from around the world and entertainment and activities for all ages.

The World Unity Fair demonstrates the importance of cultural diversity and international relations while promoting a message of tolerance through entertainment and education.

International Education Week

U.S. International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, is November 12-16.

Colorado State is proud to participate in this nationwide event through the 59th Annual International Fest: World Unity Fair, which promotes and celebrates international education and exchange.

  • View the proclamation signed by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Events and activities

  • Youth World Tour, 3-5 p.m. - Activities for children including cultural trivia, origami, gingerbread house building, Chinese yo-yo and more.
  • International Bazaar, 3-9 p.m. - Purchase international gifts and collectibles just in time for the holidays to benefit the Fort Collins International Center.
  • Food and culture booths, 5-9 p.m. - Experience the unique tastes and sights of international cultures.
  • World talent show, 6-9 p.m.: Dancing, singing and acting from all over the world will be performed in the Lory Student Center Theater.

Activities are open to the public and free, except for food and artifact purchases.

Food tickets

Food tickets are available at the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom upstairs ticket office from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.

International Fest disclaimer: The opinions and content reflected in the various programs throughout International Fest do not necessarily reflect those of the Office of International Programs or Colorado State University. However we honor the freedom of speech in the diversity of perspectives, thought, culture, opinion, etc. represented by the various international groups and topics throughout International Fest.


Afghan Student Association, Africans United, Apartment Life, Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU), Cercle Francais, Chinese Club, Chinese Student & Scholars Assoc., Council of International Student Affairs (COISA), El Centro Student Services, Fort Collins International Center, German Language Club, Indian Student Association, Japanese Student Assoc., Latin American Students, LA RAZA, Libyan Student Association, Malaysian Student Association, Office of International Programs, Peace Corps at CSU, Pi Lambda, Chi Latina Sorority,INC, Russia, SALAM Student Assoc., Saudi Student House, Taiwanese Student Assoc., Ten Thousand Villages, Thai Student Association.

Note: The feature image that accompanies this story was taken by Yana Diddo.

Contact: Delma Ramos
Phone: (970) 491-5919