Each June, the City of Boulder celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM), an annual celebration recognizing immigrants’ experience, contributions and achievements throughout our country’s history.

Celebration Overview

Each year, the city provides grants to local organizations to recognize IHM through events and celebrations that honor the immigrants who have shaped the city for generations. The grants support events that facilitate the successful engagement of immigrants into the civic, economic and cultural life of the Boulder community. Events are supported by grants from the city’s Boulder Arts, and Human Relations Commissions.

2022 Immigrant Heritage Month Event Recap

In 2022, events included: UndocuAmerica Monologues, a special performance recognizing the 10-year anniversary of the establishment of DACA through powerful personal stories and visual art; Ellis Island Stories, an event based on the oral history project at the Statue of Liberty National Monument/Ellis Island National Immigration Museum; and performances, Nyakurut and other traditional forms of dance, music, and food of the Didinga and Laarim tribe of Eastern Equatoria state, Republic of South Sudan.

Immigrant Heritage Month