Mayor Faulconer and community leaders to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month in Balboa Park

Posted at 10:02 AM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 13:02:53-04

BALBOA PARK, Calif. (KGTV) – In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, along with community and cultural leaders will participate in an event in Balboa Park on Friday.

The free event will feature music, dancing, poetry readings at the Bea Evenson Fountain in front of the San Diego Museum of Art.

San Diegans are encouraged to pin a country flag that represents their heritage on a large “I (Heart) SD” interactive display. The flag will eventually be housed permanently at the New Americans Art Museum in Liberty Station. 

The public can take part from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

“San Diego has a rich history of immigrants who contribute to our city, enrich our community and help grow our economy,” Mayor 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.”

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Immigrant Heritage Month is an annual celebration held in June highlighted 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.