Celebrate the past 100 years of cultural and ethnic richness in Columbia Heights! We know the land has been stewarded by our Native Tribes for much longer, and we hope that this event celebrates the waves of immigration and many inhabitants of this land. Everyone is welcome for this fun, all-ages performance event!
- Black & African-American Community singers and poets
- Somali Dancers
- Korean Drummers
- Inti Samay Dancers
- Native American Drummers
- Ecuadorian Dancers
- First Lutheran Scandinavian Choir
- Dolina Polish Dancers
2:00 pm – Introduction – Hosts Kiki Latham and Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula
2:05 pm – Land Acknowledgement – Sen. Mary Kunesh
2:10 pm – Native American Sacred Drum & Song – Ken Danielson
2:30 pm – Black National Anthem – Kiki Latham
2:35 pm – Korean drum performance – Shinparam
3:00 pm – Scandinavian Immigrant History – First Lutheran Church Choir
3:15 pm – Somali Dance Troupe, The Somali Museum of Minnesota
3:35 pm – Ecuadorian Folk Dance with Segundo Chogllo
4:00 pm – Dolina Polish Dancers – Columbia Heights Sister Cities
4:15 pm – Youth Culture – Heights School
Take the Stage
We’d love to have your performance as part of the festival! For more information, contact Nathan Roberts, the event organizer.
Photography courtesy of Columbia Heights Public School District
A Community of Respect
We’re striving to create a cultural festival that respects everyone. We’re creating a space that is compassionate, caring, creative, and a joy to the whole community. That means respect for all cultures, respect for women, respect for People of Color, respect for LGBTQ+ people, and respect for bodies of all sizes and abilities.