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International Food and Music Festival

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Quad

This event is FREE for all Tulane faculty, staff and students. You must present your Splash Card.

The International Food and Music Festival is a tradition for Tulane University and the surrounding New Orleans community. It is not possible without the participation of the international community at Tulane. We need your help to represent your culture, country, or community. Share food, crafts, cultural history, language, performance, and have fun at this beautiful outdoor festival.

Festival Features and Volunteer Opportunities: SIGN UP HERE TO JOIN IN!

Cultural Cuisine Booths: Organizations and individuals can prepare and serve a cultural tasting of cuisine representing a specific country and/or culture. Each booth will provide information on their heritage and traditions to attendees. Cultural Cuisine Booth Hosts will be reimbursed up to $100 for their food purchases.Can be joined with a Cultural Exchange Booth as well.

Cultural Exchange Booths: Organizations and individuals can provide interactive demonstrations and display cultural artifacts. Cultural Exchange booths may also teach attendees about different practices that are unique to the country or culture they are representing. Can be joined with a Cultural Cuisine Booth as well.

Demonstration and Storytellers Tent: Individuals and organizations wishing to share dance, crafts, oral history, dramatic performances, folktales, readings of poetry or literature can engage with groups of attendees. Storytellers can wear costumes and bring small props to shape their stories and allow attendees to participate in presentations. 

Main Stage Performances: Organizations and individuals who wish to showcase their skills will have an opportunity to perform during the event. Please provide a brief description of your performance and how it connects to a particular country or cultural tradition. Performances should be no more than 30 minutes in length and can involve multiple songs, dances, dramatic interpretations.

Volunteers: We need plenty of help to make this happen. If you want to assist us in setting up, decorating, serving food, helping at the Kids Zone, or breaking down the event, please join us through the link above.

Sponsorship Opportunities: For Tulane Affiliated Offices and Departments and Non-Tulane Affiliated Organizations

  • Festival Sponsor ($5000) | Main Stage Sponsor ($2000) | Storytellers Tent Sponsor ($1000) 
  • Cultural Sponsor ($250 to $500) | In Kind Contributions (Varies)
  • Sponsor Registration Deadline: March 21, 2018

Attendees: If you simply want to come see what the fun is all about, sign up to be an attendee at the link above. We want to know you’re coming!

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