International Festival

Travel around the world at this one event!

International Festival crowdLong a hub of investment from businesses all over the globe, Spartanburg is truly an international city, with residents from more than 75 countries and more than 100 international businesses. To celebrate Spartanburg's global appeal and its corresponding diversity the City of Spartanburg hosted its first International Festival in 1985. 

Today that festival has grown to become one of our city's most popular, with more than 12,000 people attending annually to celebrate and explore world cultures through food, music, dance, folk art, and much more.

Join us this year at Barnet Park Saturday, October 7th!

Colombia was honored in 2022. Stay tuned to discover who will be our 2023 Honored Country!

Visit nearly ten displays depicting life in this year's honored country of Colombia. There will be areas of art, music, unique customs and more! Special thanks to Jackie Files, Denny's Hispanic Leadership Group & the host of volunteers who have worked together to shine a light on Colombia for 2022!


Festival Information

  • All food & beverages are purchased with tickets. Three currency exhange ticket booths are located along the International Boulevard of Food. Each ticket costs $1. Tickets are non-refundable, so please purchase them wisely. Cash or card accepted and ATMs are located on the festival site.
  • Restrooms will be located throughout the festival footprint. 
  • Alcoholic Beverages: How do you have a German Bratwurst without a "bier" to go with it? You can buy a beer right beside the food booth from Germany. Anyone wishing to purchase an alcoholic beverage must be 21 years of age or older, present a valid ID, and purchase a $1 wristband. Alcoholic beverages must be purchased with festival coupons.

  • First Aid: EMS Bicycle units will be riding throughout the festival area.
  • Passports: Kids get your Passport at information kiosks located throughout the fesival site.

A few things to remember


Get in for FREE

Bring cash & ID

Bring the family

Have Fun!


Smoke at this event

Bring your Pets (wagging tails & crowds just don't mix!)

Forget Sunscreen





Stay tuned for our 2023 vendor applications!


Thank you to our past sponsors!



Budweiser of Spartanburg