Valpo Cultural Festivals

International Food Bazaar

  • The International Food Bazaar is held on the Saturday of Homecoming Weekend (late September or early October) from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn between the Fitness Center and the Athletics Recreation Center (ARC).
  • International students representing many different countries will prepare traditional foods to showcase their culture.
  • Tickets will be available for purchase at the Bazaar (cash only)
  • One ticket-$1; six tickets-$5

Popcorn Festival

On the second Saturday in September, located in downtown Valparaiso, the Popcorn Festival offers fun activities, good food, live music, and many other exciting things. Check the Valparaiso Events website for Popcorn Festival details and other scheduled events in the area.

World Cultural Festival

Bring your entire family and explore different cultures. Admission is free and there will be food available for purchase. Come for a family-friendly day filled with food, shopping, and entertainment that will celebrate the cultural diversity of Northwest Indiana and the ever-growing interconnectedness of our world. There will be authentic cultural music and dancing, international hand-made arts and crafts, educational and fun children’s activities, and several types of international dishes.

For more information visit Valparaiso International Center (VIC) homepage.

Valparaiso Creative Council

The mission statement of the Valpo Creative Council states that it “enriches the community by promoting, developing, and advocating for and with local arts efforts, artists, and organizations by providing educational, programmatic, and marketing support.”

Click here for its website which lists local arts events, on and off campus!

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