Enjoy an international youth choir, Aztec and Somali dancers, and a world of entertainment at Sister Cities Day July 17
Celebrate Minneapolis and its Sister Cities with free ice cream, multicultural entertainment and children’s activities at Minneapolis Sister Cities Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St. The event highlights the Sister City relationships between the City of Minneapolis and:
- Bosaso, Somalia.
- Cuernavaca, Mexico.
- Eldoret, Kenya.
- Harbin, China.
- Ibaraki City, Japan.
- Kuopio, Finland.
- Najaf, Iraq.
- Novosibirsk, Russia.
- Santiago, Chile.
- Tours, France.
- Uppsala, Sweden.
- Winnipeg, Canada.
There will be a special spotlight this year on the 25th anniversary of the Sister City relationship with Tours, France.
Schedule of events
- 1 p.m. Welcome remarks.
- 1:05 p.m. Entertainment TBD from Ibaraki City, Japan.
- 1:25 p.m. Sounds of Hope youth choir.
- 2 p.m. Official program.
- 2:20 p.m. Entertainment TBD from Tours, France.
- 2:45 p.m. The Hongde Lion Dance Association from Harbin, China.
- 3:10 p.m. Aztec dancers from Cuernavaca, Mexico.
- 3:35 p.m. Somali dancers from Bosaso, Somalia.
- 4 p.m. Vikarbyns Lilla Spelmanslag from Uppsala, Sweden.
- 4:25 p.m. Ballet Folklorico from Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Sister Cities promotes peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation — one individual, one community at a time. The international organization focuses on creating and strengthening partnerships between communities around sustainability and economic development, arts and culture, youth and education, and humanitarian assistance.
Published Jul 13, 2016