Minneapolis welcomes diplomats from around the world for Sister Cities International conference

The 59th annual Sister Cities International Conference in Minneapolis begins this week. A parade of flags from 120 cities around the world will help kick off the conference Friday during the opening ceremony. Check out the free community events during the conference:

Opening ceremony
10 a.m., Friday, July 17, at Peavey Plaza

The opening ceremony includes a parade of flags representing 120 cities; the singing of our national anthem by Alyssa Herrig; and remarks from Mayor Betsy Hodges, Sister Cities International President and CEO Mary D. Kane and other special guests.

Ice cream social
1-5 p.m., Sunday, July 19, at Nicollet Island Pavilion

This family-friendly event showcases Minneapolis’s 12 sister city relationships with multicultural entertainment, exhibits and children’s activities. Free ice cream and refreshments will be available while supplies last.

Minneapolis Sister Cities

Learn more

For more information about the conference, visit www.SisterCitiesConference.org. For the 2015 conference agenda, visit sistercities.org/2015Agenda.

Published Jul 14, 2015

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