Lincoln Welcoming Week 2023 was our biggest yet featuring 23 events! Partners included city, county, and nonprofit entities, as well as small businesses and individuals.
Welcoming Week is an annual series of events inviting all of Lincoln to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our city. Events throughout Welcoming Week and beyond share food, music, stories, and traditions recognizing the value that diversity offers to all who call Lincoln home.
Harvest Moon FestivalLatino FestivalLatino FestivalLocal leaders City Council Woman Sändra Washington, Chief of Staff TJ McDowell, Lancaster County Commissioner Christa Yoakum at the Lincoln Unites Citizenship CeremonyMayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and Lincoln Commission on Human Rights staff member Francisca Beltran at the Latino Festival
Well over 8,000 people attended Lincoln Welcoming Week events from September 8 – 30. From citizenship celebrations to cultural festivals and art exhibits, there was something for everyone.
Asian Community & Cultural Center’s Citizenship CelebrationWelcoming event at Francie & Finch BookshopStreets AliveEmerge LNKNebraska History MuseumInternational Quilt MuseumInternational Quilt MuseumECHO Collective art showECHO Collective art showInternational Quilt Museum
Huge thanks to our event partners, sponsors, and volunteers for making this celebration of Lincoln’s cultural diversity possible!
Latino FestivalLatino FestivalLNK Outdoor Movie NightLatino FestivalMidwestern African Museum of Art display at City of Lincoln buildingMidwestern African Museum of Art display at City of Lincoln buildingMidwestern African Museum of Art display at City of Lincoln buildingHarvest Moon FestivalEmerge LNKCitizenship CelebrationCitizenship Celebration
“Through MCA I was able to strengthen my community relationships, listen and learn new life stories of members of our community and expand my knowledge about the roles and services our city and state offer.”