Don’t Miss these Special Events!
Citizenship Oath Ceremony
Celebrate with us as 50 international children & young adults become new American citizens
Main Stage, 3pm
Cultural Talent Performances
Main Stage, 2:30-9pm
Soccer Tournament Awards
Cheer on the winning team as Supervisor Richard Elias recognizes refugee’s contributions to Tucson
Where? Maracana Sports Center
555 E. 18th St., Tucson, AZ
Enjoy dozens of performers representing over fifteen countries as they recite poetry, sing, dance and provide the multi-cultural musical backdrop for the evening’s events. Kicking off this year’s festival is an Oath Ceremony where 50 international children will become new American citizens.
Help us cheer on the soccer champions at the Soccer Awards Ceremony led by Omer Kreso, Stephen Zleh & Abdkadir Abdullahi!
RefugeeFEST has fun things to do for children of all ages! Kids can play soccer games of their own, thanks to Alex Mar & the Girls Scouts of Southern Arizona. Parents and children can relax together while listening to stories from around the world.
Global Village & Culture Booths
Walk the streets of the nations, explore the wide range of cultural goods or refugee business enterprises – stock up for yourself or for gift-giving! This is your opportunity for traditional henna treatment, bead-buying, or an iced Burundian coffee! Want to learn more about refugees and how to make a global impact by acting locally? Visit our information booths or take a mock citizenship exam. Booths & exhibits will be featured as the soccer tournament is played. Come, and learn while you play!