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


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.


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


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