Coming June 22, 2024!

#TCWRD is a Festival That Aims To…

Recognize the thousands of refugees living in our state and celebrate the diversity of cultures and experiences that they bring to our community.
Raise awareness around refugee issues, including: international conflicts and violence that create refugee crises, the refugee resettlement process both here and abroad, and the challenges and opportunities faced by refugees after resettling in Minnesota.
Build a cultural bridge between longtime Minnesota residents and our newest community members.
This celebration of culture and life brings Minnesotans together to recognize and uplift the diverse gifts that refugees bring to our state. Event-goers enjoy free live entertainment, food and vendors from around the world, children’s activities, a community resource fair, and interactive educational displays. In partnership with the City of Brooklyn Center, join us on June 22 at Centennial Park (6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN)!


New this year is the Unity in Motion: TCWRD 5K! Lace up your running/walking/jogging shoes for this kid-friendly event that supports our refugee friends and neighbors. Early-bird pricing is extended until April 25th! You can also turn your steps/strides into tangible resources by fundraising individually or as a team!

Culture, Food, & Fun!

Twin Cities World Refugee Day (TCWRD) made its comeback to an in-person event in 2023. We had 13 artists take the stage and some that led interactive dances for festival attendees. Governor Walz and other MN representatives showed up to share their support for refugee communities in Minnesota. Some of the artists included:

Cultural Stage

The Cultural Stage for TCWRD 2024 is open for applications! We will be looking for singers, dancers, spoken word artists, storytellers, and more! If interested or for more information, contact Events and Volunteer Manager Alexi Kleinschmidt.

Crafts + Community

Celebrate the cultures and experiences of Minnesotan refugees. The festival highlights local artisans enriching the lives of Minnesota’s communities and organizations dedicated to providing opportunities and improving the quality of life for immigrants and refugees in the state.

Registration for Global Market Vendors and Resource Fair tables is open! Registration fees are $75 for the Global Market and $175 for the Resource Fair.


It takes a lot of hands and heart to put on a celebration like this! We welcome community members to get involved in various ways throughout the day. Whether that’s helping with set up, parking, or event flow…we’ve got lots of shifts to choose from. Sign up now!

Become a Sponsor!

Show your support for our refugee community by becoming a Twin Cities World Refugee Day Sponsor! Choose between Voyager, Pathfinder, or Storyteller. Click the link below for more info!

Become a sponsor of the Unity in Motion: TCWRD 5K!


In Partnership With

Thank you to our sponsors for your support!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts
Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


This work is funded in part by the Minnesota Humanities Center with money
from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of
Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Presenting Sponsors

Voyager Sponsors

Pathfinder Sponsors