The Official Celebration Of Multiculturalism And Diversity


The International Festival



The International Festival Executive Committee has reached the difficult decision to suspend all 2020 festival operations, due to growing concerns related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As we along with the rest of the world grapple with the unprecedented effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, it became abundantly clear that this is the right decision for us all. 
The International Festival is The Official Celebration of Multiculturalism And Diversity and held annually in Downtown Houston, the single most ethnically diverse region in the country.  


We take the safety and health of our festival attendees, staff, volunteers, and community very seriously. This decision was not taken lightly or without consideration of many factors.  While we recognize this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we also recognize and respect that the need for this festival is still very important, as revised plans are underway to make our 2021 festival bigger and better. 
We look forward to welcoming your participation in The International Festival next year, as we continue to celebrate Houston’s cultural diversity! 


The International Festival also known as THE iFEST is widely regarded as "The Official Celebration Of Multiculturalism And Diversity." The festival promotes learning and information exchanges in support of peace, love, and friendship. The International Festival is the largest and most prominent global project for promoting world geography, traditions and cultures. The globally acclaimed International Festival of Tradition and Culture is dedicated to cultivating and educating the world, creating a platform to share cultural heritage with individuals from around the world. The International Festival has been hosted in Downtown Houston since 2003 with a loyal audience of over 30,000 throughout the event, comprised of local, national, and international supporters who return year after year. The Festival showcases exceptional exhibits and performances from representatives of diverse nationalities.

The International Festival is hosted in Houston, reflecting more than 170 unique nationalities that comprise its population.Houston is the single most diverse city in the country with  over 195 different languages spoken. 



Saturday, April 11, 2020 1pm-6pm

Discovery Green®

1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010


The International Festival benefits child hunger, and children’s art and literacy programs.

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