World Refugee and Immigrant Day Festival

June 15, 12 to 3 pm | Clinton Park

This year, East Bay Refugee and Immigrant Forum in Partnership with ARTogether and other organizations will host the World Refugee and Immigrant Day Festival in Oakland, a day of celebration that will celebrate refugees and immigrants in our community through art, music, food, and community, highlighting artists from Oakland’s own refugee and immigrant communities.

This year’s WRID Festival is being celebrated on Saturday, June 15th at Oakland’s Clinton Park from 12:00–3:00 pm, with an expected attendance of around 500+ people. Inviting immigrants, refugees, and asylees from across the East Bay, the Festival will connect with Oakland’s large communities of Vietnamese, Cambodian, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Central American refugees and immigrants, reaching out to Oakland’s newcomer refugee communities from Afghanistan, Burma, Iraq and Ukraine.

The festival celebrates immigrant and refugee arts and performances, along with halal, vegetarian, and other delicious cuisines. There will be tabling by non-profit community-based organizations, community crafts and art, activities for children and youth, and toy distribution, with a special arts activity area for youth to paint and create art together.

This event is free of cost and open to the public.

Check out our event highlights video from last year’s festival!

 

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