Experience the enjoyment and enrichment of visiting different cultures around our globe, right in Matthews, NC! On Saturday morning, April 28th, in conjunction with our Socrates Academy Road and Trail Race, Socrates Academy will host its first international festival!

Festival Schedule                 Saturday, April 28, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 5k & 10k Begin ~ Festival is open for spectators

9:00 a.m. – Passports are available for booth visits

9:30 a.m. – Malaysian Guitar (Center Lot)

10:00 a.m. – Fun Run Begins – Meet in Middle School Staff Lot

10:00 a.m. – Greek Dancing (Center Lot)

10:15 a.m. – Race Awards (DJ Stage)

10:30 a.m. – Greek Cooking Demonstation (Center Lot)

11:00 a.m.Scottish Bagpipers

Check back as we will be adding events to this schedule!


We'll have face painting, bounce houses and plenty to keep the kids busy for the afternoon!

Socrates Academy Road & Trail 5K


Warm up for the festival with the Socrates Academy Road & Trail 5k!

Our 5k & 10k races start on Weddington Rd and wind through the beautiful trails in Col. Francis Beatty Park, creating a unique, road and trail experience for runners of all ages and skill levels.

Race proceeds benefit the Socrates Academy’s Capital Campaign, whose focus is to maintain and improve our current facilities and support the expansion of our school campus.  In addition, each year we donate 10% of proceeds to a partner non-profit organization.  This year we have partnered with the Greater Charlotte SPCA,  which provides Animal Rescue & Adoption services. Register Now >>



Every country's booth has something different to offer! How do you make sure you see everything? Get a FREE passport of course! Show your passport at each booth and get a sticker, stamp or your name written in another language! 


Do you love learning, talking about or teaching others about your heritage or culture? We'd love to have you help with a booth at the festival!



Come enjoy lunch or a snack from one of our delicious global food trucks. 

When you are finished, enjoy a piece of Baklava or another sweet treat.


You will be able to park next door at the Image Church, along Simfield Church Road or in the Middle School parking lot.