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Creating a
Welcoming Place

Local Colors celebrates ethnic diversity in the Roanoke Valley
through events, education, and service.

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Upcoming Events


Save the Date! Local Colors will be celebrating our 30th year on May 15, 2021 in Elmwood Park.

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Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15

Check out our Facebook page during this time for some special presentations!

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Check out our Facebook page week of July 13th for an online celebration featuring performances, learning opportunities, and kids activities from many cultures in our vally.

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Local Colors has been championing ethnic diversity for over 30 years. Founder Pearl Fu established the organization from a small event in 1991 representing four countries with the vision that every ethnicity in Roanoke Valley should be valued. Since then, Local Colors has grown to be the premier multicultural program in the Roanoke Valley. Our Local Colors Festival highlights cultures from around the world every third Saturday of May, with over 50 nationalities represented.

Throughout the rest of the year, you can catch other events such as our Hispanic Heritage Month and Lunar New Year celebrations. We also work with schools, universities, local government, community organizations, and businesses to build cultural trust, understanding, and awareness throughout our region.


Roanoke's Local Colors Festival Pushed to 2021

Read the article here.

After 30 Years of Memories, Roanokeā€™s Premier Multicultural Program Aims to Move Forward

Link to article in Colors Magazine: here.

Pearl Fu, Longtime Leader of Local Colors, Leaving Roanoke

Link to Roanoke Times article here.

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