Multicultural Day at the Capitol Highlight State’s Diverse Heritage

Multicultural Day at the Capitol will be celebrated on Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend, rain or shine. The four-hour event, which includes family-friendly activities like musical entertainment, games, crafts, exhibits and dancing, is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation and is part of the Capitol History Gateway Project.

This year’s event will feature performances by Dance Inspired, Guelaguetza by Enlace, The Fusionists, USA Academy, the Bhangra Team from the Sikh Seva Foundation, and a Mexican Folklore Demonstration. All performances will take place in the Capitol Rotunda.

Tower tours will be given to the observation platform on the top of the Capitol at 11 a.m., noon. and 1 p.m. The tours are weather permitting and capacity controlled.

Booths and activities are hosted by a myriad of non-profit organizations throughout the greater community.

This celebration is one in a series of special events which invites Oregonians into “the people’s building” on a Saturday, while offering a free and fun family experience. Parking around the Capitol is free on the weekends. More information can be found at or by calling Visitor Services at 503-986-1388.

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