About The Festival

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The Parade of Nations kicks off the day at 11 a.m. with flags representing more than 80 nations, floats, marching bands and more. The procession begins at the Missouri S&T campus, goes through downtown Rolla, and ends at the Rolla Band Shell, where an announcer welcomes each nation represented in the parade to the festival as its flag arrives.

Attendance at the festival is free. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon listening to live music and looking at authentic displays from around the world. You’ll also find beautiful and affordable crafts and delicious international treats, meals and drinks you can buy. Kids can get their “passports” stamped by representatives of different countries and play on inflatables, get their faces painted, and even ride a camel!