UNLV’s Festival of Communities began in the spring of 2007 organized by various student organizations with a mission for international awareness. The event was created to celebrate the rich cultural traditions and diversity of UNLV, Las Vegas, and the world.
The program has grown from a few dozen booths and 1,000 participants to a celebration that now features more than 150 booths and attracts more than 8,000 people. Festivities include live entertainment, activities, craft vendors, and cultural food.
As a zero waste event, Festival of Communities strives to minimize unnecessary waste. Look out for recycling bins and com- posting bins. All plates, cups and utensils at the festival are compostable.
This year, Festival of Communities has joined with Rebel Preview in a greater effort to have prospective students share in the celebration of diversity and global awareness. All UNLV students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students and community members are encouraged to take part in this year’s Festival of Communities!