The Town of Blacksburg will soon be crowded with international culture when the 53rd annual Virginia Tech International Street Fair comes to College Avenue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.

“Hokies Without Borders,” is the theme for this year’s street fair, which kicks off International Week at the end of March. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.

The International Street Fair is a popular event held every spring, as downtown Blacksburg transforms into a multicultural marketplace with decorated booths, vendors selling authentic items, cultural dishes, and more.

The fair also features live music and student performances of traditional cultural dances. The International Street Fair brings thousands of people from surrounding communities to join Virginia Tech in enjoying the diversity of the fair.

The International Street Fair is sponsored by the Council of International Student Organizations, which is advised by the Cranwell International Center, a department within the Division of Student Affairs. In the event of inclement weather, the street fair will be held inside Squires Student Center on the Virginia Tech campus.

For more information and a full list of events and activities, visit the Council of International Student Organizations website.

For the International Street Fair, parking is available in the Shultz Hall Lot, located off Alumni Drive near the North Main Street campus entrance, or in the Architecture Annex lot, which will only be accessible via the south end of Otey Street. For events in the Graduate Life Center, parking is available the Architecture Annex Lot on Otey Street. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.



Written by Jennifer Gibson.

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