Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Minneapolis Sister City - Tours, France

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Minneapolis Sister City - Tours, France

Sister Cities Day

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

Join us as we celebrate all 12 of the Minneapolis Sister Cities with a FREE Ice Cream Social & gathering on Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis. This family event features multi-cultural entertainment, children activities, ice cream and refreshments. The event highlights all of Minneapolis’ International Sister Cities, with a special spotlight this year on the 25th anniversary of our Sister City with Tours, France! A full entertainment schedule is posted below. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016
1 - 5 p.m.
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street, Minneapolis
FREE and open to the public 

Sister Cities Day 2016 program:

1:00 Welcome & Introduction

1:05 Japanese Dancers representing Ibaraki City, Japan

1:25 Sounds of Hope™ youth choir featuring 74 performers from 12 different countries


Meet Minneapolis: Melvin Tennant, President & CEO

Anniversary Recognitions:
25th Anniversary Tours, France
Minneapolis: Council President Barbara Johnson Serge Babary, Mayor of Tours
Gail Beske, President of Minneapolis & Tours Sister Cities

2:20 Dan Chouinard and Josette Antomarchi Accordion & Song Performance representing Tours, France

2:45 The Hongde Lion Dance Association representing Harbin, China

3:10 Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue representing Cuernavaca, Mexico

3:35 Somali Dancers representing Bosaso, Somalia

4:00 Vikarbyns Lilla Spelmanslag representing Uppsala, Sweden

4:25 Ballet Folklorico representing Cuernavaca, Mexico

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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