International Street Festival

The International Street Festival (also known as ISF or Street Fest) was created in 1999 and is an annual event that promotes internationalization and cultural awareness within the Athens community. The Festival is student and family friendly and boasts an attendance of 3,000-5,000 visitors each year. Various UGA student groups and community organizations host exciting cultural displays and performances throughout the Festival, which typically occurs in downtown Athens each spring. For more information, please email us at isl@uga.edu

International Street Festival moved from its historical location on College Ave to UGA Campus on April 9, 2022.

International Street Festival is moving from its historical location on College Ave to the UGA Campus!

Join us April, 9, 2022 at the Tate Student Center Promenade, Lawns, and Plaza for the return of Street Fest! Festivities begin at 12 pm and last until 5 pm.

Explore different cultures without passports, planes, or hotels! This free event will have performances, activities, and food from countries all around the world. Bring family and friends to explore different cultures without having to leave town.

We are excited to announce that Kenya Safari Acrobats will be performing at ISF 2022! 

Don’t forget to pick up your passport at the International Student Life tent for your chance to pick up ISF Prizes!

How do I get to International Street Festival?

At the heart of campus, International Street Festival is a short commute for those living on campus or coming from downtown! See the map below to find directions to the Tate Student Center.

Free parking is available on campus at the Tate Student Center, Legion Pool, Hull Deck, and N09/N08 parking lots off East Campus Road. Or, take a stroll through the UGA Campus! The Tate Student Center is just a 10 minute walk from the Arch and Downtown.

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International Street Festival 2021 Archive

The 2021 Street Festival took place virtually. Click the “View'” button to access the videos prepared by our student organizations. The archive includes cooking demonstrations, a recipe box, dance performances, music and instrument introductions, craft tutorials, a kids’ corner, community partners, and more. The photos below highlight some examples for activities and programs to look for in the archive.

International Street Festival 2017

A recap of the 2017 International Street Festival, courtesy of Kyle Rehl and The Red and Black 

Vendors for the event are limited to UGA student groups. Please contact isl@uga.edu with questions.

Check out our 2022 gallery below!