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 Fund.

2023 Immigrant Heritage Month Events

Saturday, June 3 from 12 to 6 p.m. - Sol Jam

La Vecindad Inc. presents a classic Hip-Hop "battle" produced by Mi Chantli. Hip-Hop is rooted in African/African American/Latin and street cultures. Special celebrity guest judge, BBoy Icey Ives, member of the legendary Rock Force Crew, will vote on the Hip-Hop “battle.” Local immigrant artists will have art for sale and local ethnic food trucks will be present.

  • Where: Stories on Stage (2400 28th St Suite 103, Boulder, CO)

  • For more information, please contact lavecindadinc@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. - UndocuAmerica & The ReMINDers

Motus Theater presents a special performance featuring powerful autobiographical monologues from DACAmented leaders with special musical responses from the internationally acclaimed and regionally loved duo, The ReMINDers.

Big Samir and Aja Black, the heart and soul of The ReMINDers, will be showcasing their unique blend of hip-hop, soul, and roots music to create a distinct and memorable musical experience. Through their positive and socially conscious lyrics, The ReMINDers have captured the hearts of fans all over the world.

This event will feature the stories of Motus Theater UndocuAmerica monologists Armando Peniche, Alejandro Fuentes Mena, and Victor Galvan.

Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Tastes, Sounds and Resilience

Luna Cultura will host interactive activities for families who identify as Latina, Mexican-American, Mexican, Spanish-speaking, mestizo, indigenous and/or Afro-descendant, to share stories; learn from others; exchange experiences; explore aspects of oral tradition and the writing of narratives and poems; and to celebrate the origins and contributions of migrant communities in the culture, the economy, and in all areas of life in the City of Boulder.

Activities include a wellness and resilience session, culinary experiences, music, writing workshop, art and artivism and storytelling of traditions.

Saturday, June 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. - Immigrant Heritage Month Cultural Performances

Haula Community Organization presents an event which features performances including storytelling of the “lost boys” of Sudan, music and traditional dance. The event will also offer drama and visual arts.

Immigrant Heritage Month