Welcoming Week

News about Welcoming Week in the City of Minneapolis.

The City of Minneapolis is part of Welcoming Americaa network of cities and counties that foster inclusive communities, understanding that when everyone feels like they belong, communities prosper. Welcoming Cities believe that all people, including immigrants, are valuable contributors to society and are vital to the success of our communities and to our shared future. 

Read more on Welcoming Cities and resources related to immigration on the City's #WeAreMpls page.

Welcoming Week Celebration 2019

Last year's Welcoming Week celebration was on September 20, 2019 at Powderhorn Park in partnership with the City of Minneapolis Neighborhood and Community Relations Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, Wellstone International High School and Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County.

Our goal is for families to have fun, celebrate, learn about each other and to create safe and welcoming spaces for immigrants and refugees in Minneapolis.

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Dancers from Mi Perú -Minnesota performing Caporales dance.

The Welcoming Week celebration includes:

  • Free food (first come, first served)
  • Somali Museum of Minnesota dancers
  • Wellstone International School dancers
  • Volleyball and soccer
  • Voter registration
  • Resources from organizations serving immigrants and refugees
  • Noche de Gala Productions with DJ Angel Maldonado providing music throughout the event

La Hora Latina: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

During this hour, Welcoming Week performances will focus on Latino cultures with music and dance including: Mi Peru - Minnesota, Grupo de Danzas Colombianas and interactive Salsa with Rene Thompson.

About Welcoming Week Minneapolis


Welcoming Week is an opportunity to recognize the contributions and importance of immigrants to our communities and to demonstrate that Minneapolis is a Welcoming City. Get-togethers, readings, potlucks and sporting events are some ways that municipalities choose to celebrate and show welcome to our immigrant and refugee community members.Minneapolis is part of Welcoming America, a network of cities and counties that foster an inclusive community and believe that, when everyone feels like they belong, communities prosper. Welcoming Cities believe that all people, including immigrants, are valuable contributors to society, vital to the success of our communities and to our shared future.

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Neighborhood & Community Relations




Crown Roller Mill
105 Fifth Ave., Room 425
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Monday – Friday

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