Multicultural Heritage

Longmont has a diverse cultural background that is reflected in many of its traditions and celebrations

Longmont, Colorado’s cultural tapestry is a map of the world. We celebrate our diversity in our art, our events, our museums, and our public places and parks. You’ll see it in vibrant public performances, restaurants specializing in world cuisines, and in our civic proclamations that recognize the contributions various cultures have made to our city. Ours is an ethnic portrait that is dynamic, ever-changing, and inclusive.

Evidence abounds. Artifacts of Longmont’s diverse ancestry can be found in every part of the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center. From the prehistoric hunter/gatherers of the foothills, to the Arapahoe who made the St. Vrain Valley a seasonal hunting grounds, to the Chicago colonists who coined the name “Longmont” – there’s a lot to learn here.

The Museum makes Latino culture the lynch pin of their programming. The annual El Dia de Los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) events make for a series of programming commemorating the culture and traditions of Mexico, the largest of its kind in the state of Colorado.

Even this is just a snapshot of the collage we all contribute to. Everyone belongs in Longmont, and so do you.

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