Celebrate world cultures at annual Sister City Day celebration

You can celebrate Minneapolis global connections at the 2nd annual Minneapolis Sister Cities Day Celebration on Sunday, July 19. Enjoy free ice cream sundaes and native music, entertainment and arts from Minneapolis’ sister cities in Mexico, Kenya, China, Japan, Finland, Russia, Chile, France and Sweden.

Minneapolis Sister Cities Day Celebration
1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 19
Nicollet Island Pavilion

40 Power St.

The event is sponsored by Meet Minneapolis Global Partnership Program. Admission and parking are free. Folks can register for prizes including a two-night stay at the Hilton Minneapolis, tickets to the Guthrie Theater, Twins baseball tickets, museum admissions and dining certificates.

Minneapolis’ Sister Cities include Cuernavaca, Mexico; Eldoret, Kenya; Harbin, China; Ibaraki City, Japan; Kuopio, Finland; Novosibirsk, Russia; Santiago, Chile; Tours, France; and Uppsala, Sweden.

Sister Cities is an international program aimed at fostering people-to-people citizen diplomacy. 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 four key themes: sustainable and economic development, arts and culture, youth and education, and humanitarian assistance.

July 7, 2009

Published Jul 7, 2009