Saturday, September 23, 2023 starting at 11 a.m.
The 14th annual Celebration of Nations brings together the vibrant cultures and countries of our community in Rolla, starting with the Parade of Nations featuring flags carried by S&T international students and community members representing their home countries, marching bands, dignitaries, and the ever-popular camels. New this year is the mini-float competition. Learn how to enter. Also please refer to the festival map for this year's events.
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, the City of Rolla, and Missouri S&T.
Downtown Rolla comes alive for this family-friendly, multicultural event that includes international foods, cultural displays, live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, and an expanded Family Station Area and Kids Korner featuring hands-on activities for children of all ages.
The financial support of our community keeps the tradition alive.
The Celebration of Nations festival grows every year. It remains a “free” event for all through the generous support provided by Missouri S&T, the City of Rolla, and additional financial support from sponsors: businesses, service organizations, and other groups and individuals. You can contribute to our region's unique and accessible Celebration of Nations in a variety of ways.