World Refugee Day Events

This June, communities across the United States will gather to commemorate World Refugee Day. Find an event near you, show your solidarity and stand together #WithRefugees

FEATURED EVENT

World Refugee Day Concert – June 20, 2018 – Washington, DC

Join us for a special live performance by Mélat to commemorate World Refugee Day on June 20, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 pm at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.

An Austin, Texas native, Mélat is the eclectic soul of modern RnB. The daughter of Ethiopian refugees, Mélat’s music is crafted from her life experiences. Mélat sings of what it means to be a human being simply longing to “be”, exhibiting commanding vocals and stunning dynamics with a worldly touch.

Free and open to the public. Learn more.

FEATURED EVENT

One Journey Festival – June 2, 2018 – Washington, DC

An all-day festival held on the front lawn of the Washington National Cathedral in the District of Columbia will connect participants through the shared languages of humanity: art, fashion, food, music & dance from the countries that today’s refugees originally called home.

Celebrities will perform with refugee chefs, musicians, and fashion designers. Learn more

FEATURED EVENT

World Refugee Day Multi-Media Exhibit and Community Event – June 20, 2018 – Skokie, Illinois

Join for Refugees at Risk: Their Plight, Our Responsibility, a community event featuring photographer Magnus Wennman’s Where the Children Sleep, a multi-media exhibition about refugee children in Europe and the Middle East, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Free with museum admission.  Reservations required. Learn more.

Find a World Refugee Day event near you

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Date/Time Event
06/16/2018
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dignity Festival
DeLaney Community Farm, Aurora Colorado
06/16/2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Omaha World Refugee Day 
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha Nebraska
06/16/2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
World Refugee Day Orlando
Summit Church: Herndon Campus, Orlando Florida
06/16/2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
World Refugee Day Celebration - Share Hope Beyond Borders
P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy, Cincinnati OH
06/16/2018
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Austin World Refugee Day
Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin Texas
06/17/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Refugee Voices
Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose – Picotte Recital Hall, Albany New York
06/19/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Refugee Community Garden Work Day
Hillside Church, Kent Washington
06/20/2018
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento World Refugee Day Soccer Tournament and Family Carnival
Papa Murphy Park, Sacramento CA
06/20/2018
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Celebrating Diversity & Welcoming Communities: An Evening of Refugee Stories & Dreams
Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington DC
06/20/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join 1951 on World Refugee Day!
1951 Coffee Company, Berkeley California
06/20/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stories of Survival Speaker Series: Bhutan
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Cincinnati OH
06/22/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Adopt-A-Future Benefit Concert
Westridge Performing Arts Center, Pasadena California
06/23/2018
All Day
World Refugee Day Cup
Xavier University Soccer Field, Cincinnati OH
06/23/2018
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
World Refugee Day Boise
Grove Plaza, Boise Idaho
06/23/2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
PDX World Refugee Day Celebration
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, Portland Oregon
06/23/2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
World Refugee Day Festival 2018
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, Brooklyn NY
06/23/2018
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Reggae Party 2018: World Refugee Day
Cottage Home Neighborhood Community, Indianapolis Indiana
06/23/2018
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
World Refugee Day ABQ
Highland High School, Albuquerque New Mexico
06/28/2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
World Refugee Day Chicago: Celebrating Culture, Striving for Unity
Daley Plaza, Chicago IL
06/30/2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
World Refugee Day Chicago: Celebrating Culture, Striving for Unity
Foster Beach, Chicago Illinois
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