Multicultural Council

Celebrate traditions and they will come!


FVF Luz NegronThe Multicultural Council was formed to celebrate the Riverside story through the ethnicities in the region.  In 1997 the MCC began its signature event, The Family Village Festival.  The Festival is a popular Museum event that draws families and individuals who enjoy the music, art, dance, crafts, and story telling in a street setting.  The entertainment is sure to put a smile on your face.


Judy and LuzIn addition to the Family Village Festival, the group has also offered book and film clubs featuring a wide range of cultural settings, a dialogue of culture–“Who is the keeper of your culture?”– as well as the more recent celebration of California’s official Day of Inclusion, created to celebrate the immigrant groups that make up our beautiful state. They also participate in the the community celebration of Dia de los Muertos and the Juneteenth celebration.

Welcome to the Table

JACL at MuseumThe MCC collaborates actively with other Riverside groups such as the African American Historical Society, the Japanese American Citizens League, the Save Our Chinatown Committee, the Chinese Historical Society, and artists throughout the region. All of this is based on the belief that all peoples deserve a place at the table.

Join this group if you like being with people who enjoy creating new ways to share traditional customs, especially with children and families.

The Multicultural Council meets the third Saturday of each month in the Museum at 10 o’clock. Come by and join us.