About The Festival

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The Celebration of Nations festival begins at 11 a.m. with the Parade of Nations. The parade hosts flags representing more than 80 nations, floats, marching bands, animals and more. The parade route starts on the Missouri S&T campus and continues through downtown Rolla before ending at the festival site near the Rolla Band Shell.

Celebration of Nations is free and open to the public. It is a great place to spend the afternoon enjoying international foods and drinks, live entertainment, cultural displays from around the world, and handmade arts and crafts. Kids will enjoy many activities including face painting, camel rides and getting their “passport” stamped by representatives from different countries.