CLEMSON — Clemson University will host the 24th annual International Festival noon to 4 p.m. on March 30 on Bowman Field. Each year, several thousand students and local visitors attend the event to celebrate the diverse cultures in the Clemson community.

Student volunteers, clubs and organizations will represent featured countries by wearing traditional clothing, playing cultural music and serving food. The festival’s entertainment ranges from cultural dance performances to African drum circles. Attendees can shop for artwork and crafts from more than 20 vendors, while children can enjoy the Kid Zone area, complete with games and fun activities.

Attendance to the festival is free, but food will be priced at one to two $1 tickets. All proceeds benefit the student organizations participating in the festival.

“Overall, the International Festival is a great time for international and domestic students, faculty, staff and community members to share and celebrate the many cultures brought to Clemson by its students from all around the world,” said Ariel Cochrane-Brown, graduate assistant of cultural programs.

 — Ashley Hedrick