Somali Independence Day

Come celebrate Somali Independence Day with music, food, and games, at this annual family friendly street festival. Wondering what is Somali Independence Day? Attend this free educational event!

Somali Independence Day will be held on June 30, 2018! Keep checking our website for specific times, and location.

As Somali Week’s largest event, Ka Joog has lots of exciting activities for this year’s festival!

Some of last year’s highlighted attractions included:

Sports Zone

  • 3×3 Soccer Tournament
  • Lottery Giveaways and Prizes
  • Youth Development and Sports Organizations
  • Information on Sports and Nutrition
  • Healthy Beverage Options, Information, and Giveaways
  • Asiya Sport

Health and Wellness Lane

  • Mobile Clinic
  • Health Awareness
  • Free Health Screenings
  • Community Health Organizations

Family Zone

  • Children’s Play Area
  • Petting Zoo
  • Mobile Library
  • Face Painting
  • Carnival Games

Community Village and Arts Lane

  • Somali Hut
  • Somali Tee-pee
  • Somali Artifacts presented by the Somali Museum of Minnesota
  • Cultural Dances and Performances presented by the Somali Museum of Minnesota Dance Troupe
  • Art Exhibits by Soomaal House of Art
  • SYL Monument Replica created by artist Kaamil Haider
  • Live Entertainment
  • Local Somali Craft Artists
  • Henna

Multicultural Parade

Please keep checking this site for updated attractions, times, and transportation information as Somali Week approaches.