March 21, 2024

Multicultural Fair returning March 28 to Vistatech Center

Musical performance and dancing on stage

Last held in person in 2019, the 19th Annual Multicultural Fair will feature music, dancing, food and more from countries around the world.

A longtime staple of Schoolcraft College is returning this month after a several-year hiatus.

The 19th Annual Multicultural Fair returns to campus March 28 in the newly-renovated Vistatech Center. This international celebration – returning for the first time since 2019 – will feature cultural displays from dozens of countries, as well as demonstrations, cuisine and so much more.

The Multicultural Fair, a celebration of the variety of cultures at Schoolcraft College, is a great way to travel the world without having to leave campus. The fair routinely attracts thousands of visitors, from students to community members.

“We’re so glad the Multicultural Fair is returning. We’ve missed the excitement it brings to the Vistatech Center every year,” said Dr. Anna Maheshwari, a member of the Fair’s planning committee and Chair of the College’s English Department. “This event is a great way to learn about a wide range of cultures from all over the globe – their foods, traditions, and customs.”

In addition to booths representing countries such as Albania, India, Peru, Turkey and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, several organizations will have tables with information, including the Arab American National Museum and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Visitors will also be offered a “passport” that can be stamped as visitors make their way through fair visiting country tables.

Performances will include mariachi, Philippines dancers and the Marcus Garvey Academy African Drum & Dance Ensemble, to name a few.

Several international food demonstrations will also take place in the brand-new Collaborative Learning Studio. Schoolcraft College’s decorated culinary arts student Sous Chefs will showcase foods from around the globe in the lab, including dishes from South America, Greece, Korea and The Philippines.

The Fair is sponsored by the Schoolcraft College International Institute and the Student Activities Office. It is also supported by generous grants from the Liberal Arts and Science Office, as well as the Schoolcraft College Foundation. 

The event is free and open to the public. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28 in the DiPonio Room, located inside the renowned Vistatech Center.  More information can be found on the International Institute’s website at

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