Sister Cities Day

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

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. We are celebrating our relationship with, Winnipeg, Canada; Santiago, Chile; Harbin, China; Tours, France; Kuopio, Finland; Najaf, Iraq; Ibaraki City, Japan; Eldoret, Kenya; Cuernavaca, Mexico; Novosibirsk, Russia; Bosaso, Somalia; Uppsala, Sweden.

The event highlights all of Minneapolis’ International Sister Cities, with a special spotlight this year on the 10th anniversary of our Sister City with Najaf, Iraq!

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

1:00-5:00pm
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street, Minneapolis
FREE and open to the public

Minneapolis Sister Cities Day Official Program

1:00pm
Harisen Daiko
Presented by Minneapolis Ibaraki Sister City Association

1:30pm
Songs of Hope - a performing arts summer camp representing countries from around the world
Performing arts summer camp representing countries from around the world

2:00pm
Gilgamesh
Presented by Iraqi American Reconciliation Project

2:30pm           
Annelise Carlson on the Guzheng and Liang Sorman on the Yangqin and Hulusi
Presented by U.S. China Peoples Friendship Association- MN

3:00pm
Mexico Lindo
Presented by Minneapolis Cuernavaca Sister City Association

3:30pm      
Nyckelharpa Duo - Cheryl Paschke & Mary Crimi
Presented by Minneapolis Uppsala Friendship Committee 

4:00pm
Nyckelharpa Duo - Cheryl Paschke & Mary Crimi
Presented by Minneapolis Kuopio Partnership