Mayor Kevin Faulconer will be join San Diego community and cultural leaders Friday to begin a day-long celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month with music, dancing, poetry readings and interactive art in Balboa Park.
The free, public event begins at 10 a.m. at the Bea Evenson Fountain and continues through 7 p.m..
San Diegans can join the festivities by pinning a country flag that represents their heritage on a large “I (Heart) SD” display that later will be permanently housed at the New Americans Museum in Liberty Station.
“San Diego has a rich history of immigrants who contribute to our city, enrich our community and help grow our economy,” Faulconer said. “We are a nation of many cultures under one flag, and I invite San Diegans to join together in Balboa Park as we celebrate our shared values.”
Immigrant Heritage Month is an annual June celebration to highlight the contributions immigrants have made and continue to make in the United States. This event is one of several being held across the country throughout the month.
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