Festival of Communities

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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!

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.


Green vendors, recycling and conservation exhibits, a farmer’s market, and more. For more information about the all the activities available, please visit the GreenFEST website. Republic Services will be collecting commingled recyclables including cardboard, paper, phone books, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, plastics, steel and aluminum cans, glass and paper bags. Shred-It Las Vegas will be collecting personal documents for shredding and the Blind Center will accepting computers, printers, cell phones, flat screen monitors, DVD & VHS players, wires, and even appliances including water heaters.


More information coming soon.