Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00am

To see what Celebration of Nations is all about, check out the 2015 official video!

Downtown Rolla comes alive for this area's largest multicultural event, featuring live music and dance; ethnic food, arts, crafts and displays; and plenty of fun for the kids!

Celebration of Nations gives area residents and Missouri S&T students a chance to showcase and celebrate the vibrant cultural diversity that makes Rolla unique to the Ozarks. It's a great time!

Created in 2010, the annual event gets bigger and better every year thanks to outstanding participation from the community, great sponsors and full support from the city of Rolla. 


SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

Color Run 2016

First annual Celebration of Nations Color Run

Celebration of Nations will host its inaugural 5K Color Run on Saturday, August 20 at Ber Juan Park.

The race will begin at 9 a.m. On-site registration will be held at 8 a.m. for those who didn’t register on-line.

All runners and walkers are encouraged to register for the Color Run at The participation fee is $25 per person. The first 100 runners will receive a free T-shirt.

The Color Run will benefit the Celebration of Nations event set for Saturday, September 24 in downtown Rolla.

All area residents of all ages are welcome to participate. The age categories include, 12 & under; 13-19;20-29;30-39;40-59; and 60 & over. The fastest female and male in each category will be awarded medals. Team categories include fastest and largest groups and the Most Colorful Team. Teams will consist of a minimum of three runners.

Special appreciation to the following sponsors:

  • Sunny 104.5
  • Chancellor's Leadership Academy, Missouri S&T
  • Phelps County Bank 
  • First State Community Bank
  • Di Trapani's on the Square
  • Elissas's at Benton Square
  • Pepsi
  • Trips and More Travel Agency
  • Kent Jewelry
  • Brewer Science