About Us

Since 1983, Mobile International Festival has become the longest running festival on the Gulf Coast. We believe, in part, our success can be attributed to our dedication to educating students and the general public about the immense diversity that exists in our city, state, and country.

The festival provides the ambiance of world travel, and it gives the opportunity to meet people from over 70 countries face-to-face, a change to speak different languages, sample some delicious food, learn geography, history, art, social studies, music, science, and above all be inspired by our beautiful world and its people.

The most import aspect of attending the Mobile International Festival is our ability to allow student to experience and learn about social acceptance, cultural differences, and unity. It is a place where we celebrate our differences and rejoice in our unity, it is a place where all belong.

Mobile International Festival and its members play and active community role year-round through participation in a number and variety of events. From holiday parades, to press conferences, to sporting events, to classrooms, libraries, even translation assistance. Mobile International Festival maintains a positive and prominent presence in our community.

Board Members
Ester de Aguiar joined the Mobile International Festival in 1985, while still attending the University of South Alabama where she earned a degree in international studies. After graduation she moved to Washington D.C. and worked at the International Monetary Fund, later moved to Atlanta and took a new direction in the field of aeronautics, she...
Gabriela Chavez is a Mobile, Alabama native and a UMS-Wright Preparatory School alumna. She is a recent graduate from Loyola University of New Orleans where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology as well as a minor in History. During her time in New Orleans Gabriela volunteered with Boys’ Hope Girls’ Hope, Animal Rescue...
Joe became involved with MIF in 1986 representing the country of Lebanon which is the heritage of his mother.   Working in both the Lebanese Food and Cultural Booth’s he learned how important it is to proudly represent and share the customs, cultures and traditions of your heritage.   He understands the importance and the rewards for...
Estela I. Dorn, who was born, raised and educated in the Philippines, became a member of Mobile International Festival in 1985 a year after she and her husband, Chuck, attended their first festival. Her immediate love and admiration for the educational and cultural art mission of the festival led to her active involvement. Soon she...
Contact Information
2900 Dauphin Street Mobile , AL 36606
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