MELBOURNE, FLA.—Entertainers will share their cultural talents and craft and food vendors will do their part in Florida Institute of Technology’s Fifth Annual International Festival on Saturday, Feb. 26, from noon to 5 p.m. Now is the time to start thinking about participating in the event, which will take place at the university’s outdoor Panthereum, located off Country Club Drive.
The application deadline is Nov. 15 for cultural entertainers and Jan. 15 for food and craft vendors.
Every year community singers, dancers and musicians join with Florida Tech international student organizations to present a colorful lineup of ethnic entertainment. For example, in 2010 musician and dancers represented Panamanian folk dance in Panama Suenos y Tradiciones and Israeli folk dance in L’Ahavat Tzion. Also displaying their national colors werethe Greek American Association of Brevard dance troupe and Space Coast Asian Pacific American Heritage Association. Among those joining them were Florida Tech’s Latin Percussion Ensemble; Florida Tech’s all-faculty rock ‘n roll band TWITCHY; the Caribbean Students Association; and Indian Students Association.
Special consideration will be given to vendors selling cultural/ folkloric wares, and to not-for-profit service organizations. Only handmade and homemade crafts may be offered for sale at the event.
The festival is sponsored by Florida Tech International Student and Scholar Services, Florida Tech Residence Life, WFIT 89.5FM and the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida. For applications visit Florida Institute of Technology – International Festival. There is a $100 nontaxable, nonrefundable and nontransferable special-event fee. For information, call (321) 674-8053.