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  • Fusion and Inclusion

    Fusion and Inclusion

  • Music


  • Colorful Flag Parade

    Colorful Flag Parade

  • Activities for All Ages

    Activities for All Ages

  • Delicious World Foods

    Delicious World Foods

  • Cultural Gifts and Crafts

    Cultural Gifts and Crafts

  • Opening Dignitary Ceremony

    Opening Dignitary Ceremony

  • Silent Auction - Over 200 Items!

    Silent Auction - Over 200 Items!


  • This Year's Grand Marshals are Pat Lueck and Dr. Jackie Vieceli.
  • For more up-to-date information on our Facebook Event's page
  • Photo Contest Winners: 
    • People and Culture: 1st - Yungeong Weaon; 2nd - Emily Duley; Staff Pick - John Shrestha
    • Food Around the World: 1st - Jungsoo Lee; 2nd - Kai Voigt; Staff Pick - Saurabh Anand
    • Buildings and Scenery: 1st - Scarlett Blaeser; 2nd - Hannah Bradley; Staff Pick -  Bethany Haus

Program and Schedule

Building and Maps

CSU Floor Plan (broken link)

[PDF] Campus Map (1 MiB)

Application Forms - CLOSED FOR 2019

[PDF] Children's Art Contest (985 KiB)


Check out the full poster [PDF] here (4 MiB).

NEW: Children's Art Contest

The Mankato Area International Festival Committee is excited to announce the Children’s Art Contest for our 2019 Festival.

THEME: Postcards to the World

For more information click [PDF] here (143 KiB).

[PDF] Template (796 KiB).

Children's World

This year's Children's World theme is "Holi." To celebrate the event, children are encouraged to wear their most colorful clothing to the event! The room will be decorated with bright colors and much more!

List of Activities:

  1. Activities run 11:30am-3:00pm
  2. Take home craft items:
  3. Diya lamp with LED candle Egyptian Jewelry Ramadan Lanterns
  4. Musical Chairs starting at 1pm
  5. Mongolian Bone Dice
  6. African Beading
  7. Indian Snack and beverage
  8. And more...

International Entertainment

Professional Performers

Everett Smithson Bands

Greg Herriges 

Patsy O'Brien

Urban Flavor

Gautam Sakar

Rumki Sakar

Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli

Sherazade Patrice Hundstad

Satori Violet Belly Dance

Brother Ghana

    Student Performers


    Ishtiaq Khaled


    Dynamic Duos!

    Sneha Shakya

    Muhammad Ahsan

    Christian Mayala

    Syed Hashim

    Yohannis Ferede

Cultural Booths


AFS Intercultural Programs

Friendship Family Program

Moroccan Handcrafts

Tony Souvenirs

YMCA Brother/Sister Program

Divas Fair Trade

Greater Mankato Diversity Council

Nepali Student Committee

Japanese Intercultural Association

European Student Union

IUGB Alumni and Friends Network (Ivory Coast)

Saudi Student Association

and more...

Food Booths (Serving 11:30am-3pm)

Bangladesh Student Organization: Stuffed Potato Chop, Mango Lassi

Nepali Student Community (NeStCom): Steamed Momos with Sauce

IUGB Alumni and Friends Network: Fried Plantain with Crispy Chicken, Hibiscus tea

Japanese Association (JIA): Teriyaki Chicken

Asian Student in America: Kimchi Hotdogs

Liberian Students Association: Plantain and gravy

Saudi Student Association: Kabli Arabic Rice

Korean Student Association: Shaved Ice with toppings

Chinese Student & Scholarship Association: Chicken Wings

Pakistan Student Association: Kulfi (Ice Cream)

Hmong Student Association: Wontons, Bubble Tea

Silent Auction

Silent Auction proceeds help to fund scholarships for international students as well as future International Festivals.

Bid on donated items. Such items may include:

  • Ethnic clothing

  • Jewelery

  • Cards

  • Pottery

  • Household decorations

  • MSU Merchandise

The auction ends at 2:00 p.m.