UNLV’s Festival of Communities began in the spring of 2007. The event was created to celebrate and demonstrate the rich cultural diversity of UNLV and the Las Vegas valley. The program has grown from a few dozen booths and 1000 participants to a celebration that now features more than 180 booths and attracts more than 8,000 to the UNLV campus each spring.
In 2013, GreenFEST joined the Festival of Communities. These two festivals, with the combined mission to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of UNLV and the Las Vegas Valley and honor National Earth Day, invite community partners, non-profits, organizations, schools, students and families to explore and be inspired. Festivities include green vendors, live entertainment, performances, activities, food and drink from around the world, recycling and conservation exhibits, campus tours, fashion shows, art, mascots, a beer garden and more!
This year, Festival of Communities has joined UNLV’s Office of Admissions and Rebel Preview day to have perspective students see how truly diverse UNLV can be. All community members, alum, and perspective are encouraged to take part in this year’s Festival of Communities!
Who Will Be There
Want to know what booths and vendors will be at the festival? Here’s a sampling of what you can expect.
All kinds of crafts including, ceramics, paintings, crochet/knitting, jewelry, hair accessories, clothing, fabric accessories, glass, home decor, dolls, calligraphy, Native American beadwork, pet accessories, soaps, candles, photography, cards and scrapbooking items, henna art and more.
International cuisines including shave ice, teriyaki, biriani, baklava, vegan shish-kabobs, plum pudding, spam musubi, Bangladeshi beef BBQ, soul food, boba tea, chicken tandori, liquid nitrogen ice cream and many more delectable treats.
Face painting, bounces houses, bumper cars and a human fly trap - where kids can run up an inflatable ramp, bounce on a small trampoline and hurl themselves onto a super-sticky inflatable wall.
More information coming soon.