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Creating a
Welcoming Place

Local Colors has been championing international diversity for 30 years and fosters values of inclusion and multicultural understanding.

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Upcoming Events

May 2021

Local Colors Festival

The festival will look slightly different this year but will have the same features to celebrate international diversity. Vendor and performer applications will be available by the end of January. More Details

Festival Policies
Booth Application
Performance Application
TFE Application
TFE Policy
Volunteer Form
Feburary 12 - 27, 2021

Lunar New Year Virtual Celebration

More Information to Come!

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More Events coming soon!

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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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