Welcoming Week

Join the City of Redmond in celebrating Welcoming Week, a nationwide celebration of our country’s diverse cultures, from September 10 through 19. Many events are planned in Redmond and across the Eastside to bring people together to build strong connections and inclusive communities. This year's theme is Belonging Begins with Us.

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National Welcoming Week | September 10-19, 2021 | Redmond Events

The following events are free and open to the public. No registration required.

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Sunday, September 12, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Redmond Public Safety Open House
Redmond Town Center, 

Come out and celebrate Welcoming Week with a free Public Safety Event at Redmond Town Center! The
event will take place at the Center Court of Redmond Town Center. Children and adults of all ages are invited to come interact with and view exciting demonstrations from the fun, professional, and caring personnel of the Redmond Fire Department and Police Departments.

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Wednesday, September 15, 12 - 1:30 pm
When There Were No Borders: 
An Afternoon of Poetry and Music
Redmond City Hall - Great Lawn

City of Redmond’s Poet Laureate, Raúl Sánchez will read from his second book of poetry When There Were No Borders  as a celebration of Welcoming Week and of Raul’s two-year tenure with the City. There will also be live music by Trío Guadalevín and artist Milvia Pacheco.

Hybrid art installationThursday, September 16, 4 - 5 p.m.
Hybrid: A Community Inspired Art Installation
Redmond City Hall

Public artist Horatio Law has conducted a series of virtual workshops on paper flower creation as part of his public art engagement. These flowers created by residents living in and around Redmond will inspire his permanent artwork for the 152nd Ave NE Improvement Project.

Artist Lynn Trinh, with support from artists and youth, integrated the individual paper flowers into a holistic art installation reflecting the diversity of the Redmond community.

Meet the artists and members from the Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee and enjoy the work they created together.
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Eastrail: Music Meets Culture on the Trail 

Local community groups welcome you to a free, family friendly celebration for Welcoming Week!

Live Music - Dancing Horses - Prizes and Information - COVID Vaccinations - Free Food Truck Vouchers for meals at the event: Simply Desi, Bandidos Mexican Grill, and more!

Activities start at 2pm with music at the Redmond Central Connector Park (Signals Stage), and continue about one mile along the Eastrail and the Sammamish River Trail to Redmond City Hall Campus Great Lawn: 15650 NE 85th St.

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Join friends, neighbors, and total strangers at multiple events - on line and in person - in Redmond, and all across the Eastside. See what's on offer as the schedule is updated daily here.

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Welcome BubbleLearn more about the City of Redmond's commitment to being a leader and fostering a culturally inclusive community here.

New Residents

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New to the city? Check out the information here.

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