Recognized among the Top 20 Events in the 10-state Southeastern Region by the Southeastern Tourism Society in 1999, 2000.
• 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. The event brings all of the area’s international communities together to build better community/race relations between various ethnic/cultural/language groups and with the South Carolina community at large.
• The largest yearly international event in South Carolina and neighboring states.
• An indoor event attended by 10,000 – 12,000 people in each year
Learn about the cultural heritages of around 60 countries displayed by their foreign-born hosts through pictures, artifacts, and many other items.
Parade of Nations
Traditionally dressed representatives from nearly 100 countries proudly present their home country’s flag at the 2 p.m. Saturday parade.