This year marks the 11th annual Celebration of Nations, an annual event that unites the countries and cultures that make up our community by increasing awareness of the vibrant cultural diversity in Rolla.

Due to precautions related to COVID-19, we are not able to host the parade and downtown festival; however, we are keeping the tradition alive by sharing information online. Join us for Celebration of Nations on September 26, and follow along on Facebook throughout the year.

Celebration of Nations is sponsored by Missouri S&T and the City of Rolla with support from area businesses and individuals. Visit the Celebration of Nations Facebook page to learn more about how you can be involved in the celebration. Interested in participating? Sign up here!

Join Chancellor Dehghani in this year's virtual Celebration of Nations


Celebration of Nations gives area residents and Missouri S&T students the opportunity to showcase and celebrate the vibrant cultural diversity that makes Rolla unique to the Ozarks. Created in 2010, the annual event gets bigger and better each year thanks to outstanding participation and support from the community, sponsors, and the City of Rolla. Downtown Rolla comes alive for this family-friendly, multicultural event that includes international foods, cultural displays, live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, and many children's activities.

Check out this video to learn more about Celebration of Nations!

Support Celebration of Nations

The financial support of our community keeps the tradition alive

Our festival grows every year. It remains a free-to-attend event for all through the financial support by the citizens of our campus, town, region and world communities. You can contribute to our region's unique and accessible Celebration of Nations in a variety of ways: 

Mail your donation:

Richie Myers (Festival Chairperson)
105 Southwestern Bell Cultural Center
Rolla, MO 65409

Donate using your credit or debit card:

Cindy Boles (Fiscal Assistant)
(573) 341-6425