Sister Cities Day

Come be part of our annual event where we celebrate over 40 years of being part of the Sister Cities program.

Please check back for information on our 2016 Sister Cities Day. This event is usually held around the same time every year in July. Below, you will find information for Sister Cities Day 2015. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015
1-5 p.m. Nicollet Island Pavilion,
40 Power Street, Minneapolis
FREE and open to the public 

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Make your own ice cream sundaes (while supplies last), entertainment and activities for the family! An afternoon celebrating the Sister City relationships between the city of Minneapolis and:

Santiago, Chile
Kuopio, Finland
Ibaraki City, Japan
Novosibirsk, Russia
Tours, France
Winnipeg, Canada

Harbin, China
Uppsala, Sweden
Eldoret, Kenya
Cuernavaca, Mexico
Najaf, Iraq
Bosaso, Somalia

Schedule Of Events

1:00 Welcome & Introduction

1:05 Chile sin Fronteras representing Santiago, Chile

1:30 Sounds of Hope™ youth choir featuring 74 performers from 12 different countries


Meet Minneapolis: Melvin Tennant, President & CEO 

Minneapolis: Mayor Betsy Hodges 

Sister Cities International: Mary D. Kane, President & CEO 

Anniversary Recognitions: 

35th Anniversary Ibaraki City, Japan 
Mr. Sowa Toshiyuki, Deputy Mayor 

15th Anniversary Eldoret, Kenya 
Hon. Jackson K. Arap Mandago, Governor - Uasin Gishu County 

15th Anniversary Uppsala, Sweden 
Katie Fournier & Miranda Fischbach Striegel

2:40 Harisen Daiko, Taiko drum group representing Ibaraki City, Japan 

3:05 Somalian Museum Dance Troupe representing Bosaso, Somalia 

3:30 Clara Osowski & Marc Bilyeu, Source Song representing Tours, France 

3:55 Chinese Lion Dance representing Harbin, China 

4:20 Ballet Folklorico representing Cuernavaca, Mexico 



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