Join us to celebrate our vibrant community at the Y's Welcoming Festival!
Promoting cross-cultural understanding and community cohesion by bringing together immigrants and U.S.-born-residents in a spirit of unity.
Each year, we gathering our communtiy at the Y to enjoy local food trucks, cultural performances, family-friendly activities, learn about local community-based organizations, and more.
In 2022, we welcomed the following performers to the event:
- Ballet Folklorico Colibri will perform and demonstrate how they reconnect children and teens with their roots and culture through dance and other forms of arts.
- Trio Ritmo y Romance will be performing their Latin rhythms such as cumbias, rancheras, and some salsa, all of which are perfect for dancing.
- Eugene Bhangra will perform lively, upbeat traditional Indian dance.
This is a FREE event for everyone. located at the Eugene Family YMCA at 2055 Patterson St. across from South Eugene High School. Free parking is available at the school.
The Y's Welcoming Festival is a part of Welcoming America's Welcoming Week, which is celebrated every September. Welcoming Week elevates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. It's a chance for neighbors — both immigrant and U.S.-born residents — to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community.
During Welcoming Week, local governments, businesses, non-profits, social services, agencies, and community organizations host events to:
- Celebrate the diversity of our communities
- Bring together newcomers and long-standing residents to build mutual understanding
- Stand in solidarity with marginalized communities
- Help communities move beyond divisiveness and fragmentation
We are thrilled to be hosting the Welcoming Festival this year and hope you'll join us!
BELONGING BEGINS WITH US.