Heights Cultural Festival, Celebrating 100 years of cultures in Columbia Heights

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

When

September 25, 2021
2pm – 5pm

Where

Columbia Heights High School Gymnasium
(1000 person capacity)
1400 49th Ave NE 
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

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Columbia Heights High School
Columbia Heights High School

Schedule

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.

2021

Photography courtesy of Columbia Heights Public School District

Native Land Acknowledgement - Senator Mary Kunesh
Native Land Acknowledgement – Senator Mary Kunesh
Hosts Kiki Latham and Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula introduce performers at the 2021 Heights Cultural Festival
Hosts Kiki Latham and Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula introduce performers at the 2021 Heights Cultural Festival
Shinparam - Korean drum performance
Shinparam – Korean drum performance
Shinparam - Korean drummers
Shinparam – Korean drummers
Scandinavian Immigrant History – First Lutheran Church Choir
Scandinavian Immigrant History – First Lutheran Church Choir
Somali Museum Dancers
Somali Museum Dancers
Polish History – Columbia Heights Sister Cities
Polish History – Columbia Heights Sister Cities
Columbia Heights Youth Culture - Poet Amara Thompson
Columbia Heights Youth Culture – Poet Amara Thompson

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.

Sponsored by

Columbia Heights, MN - 100 Years
HeightsNEXT
First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights
Columbia Heights Public Schools
The Somali Museum of Minnesota