For the 64th year, the Office of International Programs will host the annual World Unity Fair on campus this Saturday, March 3, in the Lory Student Center Ballrooms and Theater. A longstanding CSU tradition, the event brings together cultural groups from CSU and the Fort Collins community to create a rich experience featuring traditions, tastes, music and dance from around the world.
For the first time in its history, the World Unity Fair takes place this year during the spring semester. Traditionally held in November, the event was moved to avoid scheduling conflicts with CSU’s new on-campus stadium, which opened this past fall. This year’s World Talent Show, a showcase of student performances, will take place earlier in the night than it has in the past.
The World Unity Fair is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Associated Students of Colorado State University, Council of International Student Affairs and the Fort Collins International Center. Food is available for purchase at the event.
Schedule of events
The World Unity Fair is a community-wide, globally focused celebration that includes entertainment and activities for all ages.
Youth World Tour: 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Activities for children including cultural trivia, origami, gingerbread house building, Chinese yo-yo and more.
International Bazaar: 2 – 9 p.m.
Purchase international gifts and collectibles just in time for the holidays to benefit the Fort Collins International Center.
World Talent Show: 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Lively entertainment will be performed by various culture groups in the LSC Theatre.
Cultural Booths: 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Play games, make crafts and sample dishes from the various cultural booths.