World Refugee Day

2017 World Refugee Day

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Liberty Park
700 East 900 South
Salt Lake City

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Bring your friends and family to enjoy a fun and educational community event!

  • Admission is FREE

World Refugee Day festival includes:

  • Cultural entertainment
  • Global market
  • Spice Kitchen Food Festival
  • Refugee youth volleyball and soccer championship games
  • Kids’ activities
  • 5K "Run for Refugees" fun run/walk

World Refugee Day — established by the United Nations General Assembly on Dec. 4, 2000 — is an annual commemoration to celebrate the strength and resilience of the refugee communities throughout the world, recognize the struggles faced by displaced populations, and raise awareness about refugee issues. In Utah, we celebrate throughout the month of June, kicking off with the World Refugee Day festival.

Questions? Please contact Jackie Rader 801-618-5096 or

2016 Food Festival

  • Kamal & Geeta*
  • Mon Community of Utah
  • Sikkim Momo*
  • Lime in the Kokonut*
  • African Spice*
  • Nour Al Sham*
  • Namash Swahili Cuisine*
  • Hayat's Grill*
  • Mother of All*
  • Januhongsar*
  • Bhutanese Kitchen

(*) Proud participant of Spice Kitchen Incubator

2016 Global Market

  • Burundi Market
  • Gilberthe's Handsewn Clothing
  • Best African Boutique
  • Nepalese Traditional Clothing
  • Karen Community of Utah
  • Dominic Raimondo Foundation
  • Exotic Henna Designs
  • Watoto Wa Africa
  • Sabu Help International
  • Deeya Antique

2016 Refugee Performers

  • Burundi Community of Utah
  • Diaar Ke Jieng
  • Dinka Super Stars
  • Liberian United of Utah
  • Somali Youth Center
  • Bhutanese Interfaith Kirat Society of Utah
  • Mon Community of Utah
  • Best of Africa
  • Karen Community of Utah
  • Watoto Wa Africa
  • Bhutanese Community in Utah
  • Burundi Community of Utah
  • Utah International Charter School
  • UNP Hartland


  • Welcome refugees

  • Traditional Karen weaving

  • Face painting

  • Soccer tournament

  • Burundi drummers

  • Summer treats

  • Activities for kids

  • Bhutanese dancer

  • Karen dancers

  • Watoto Wa African dancers

  • Best of Africa dancers