The 8th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival makes its way to Daley Plaza from August 5 to August 9 where dance performers representing Chicago’s international sister cities will take the stage during the lunchtime hour. The free festival schedule runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day and features:
Monday, August 5
12 noon: Shariq Sidz representing Lahore, Pakistan
12:30 p.m.: Pieptone! representing Hamburg, Germany
Tuesday, August 6
12 noon: Sam Burckhardt Quartet representing Lucerne, Switzerland
12:30 p.m.: Hellenic 5 representing Athens, Greece
Wednesday, August 7
12 noon: Chicago Youth Poongmul representing Busan, Republic of Korea
12:10 p.m.: Consular Corps Day Speaking Program
12:40 p.m.: Baha Assaf Band representing Amman, Jordan
1 p.m.: DJ C representing the Global Community
Thursday, August 8
12 noon: W. Side Story/AfriCaribbean Connections—a Gallery 37, After School Matters program representing Durban, South Africa
12:30 p.m.: Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago representing Gothenburg, Sweden
Friday, August 9
12 noon: Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder representing Shanghai, China
12:30 p.m.: Omladina Dance Group representing Prague, Czech Republic
Other highlights of the festival include food vendors: Spencer’s Jolly Posh representing Birmingham, United Kingdom; Las Tablas representing Bogota, Colombia; Korean Kitchen representing Busan, Republic of Korea; Shokolad Pastry and Café representing Kyiv, Ukraine; Caffé Gelato representing Milan, Italy; and Kasia’s Deli representing Warsaw, Poland.
Among the merchandise vendors are: Out of Africa representing Accra, Ghana; Pallay Crafts representing Bogota, Colombia; Karisus Design Studio representing Delhi, India; Koru Street representing Delhi, India; Because I like it! representing Galway, Ireland; E & J Designs representing Mexico City, Mexico; No Manches Clothing representing Mexico City, Mexico; Designs by Gina representing Milan, Italy; Provence Village Ltd representing Paris, France; Designs by Tova representing Petach Tikva, Israel; Jan Lee Design representing Shanghai, China; Oriental Arts Center representing Shenyang, China; Made in Lithuania (Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture and Old Vilnius Cafe) representing Vilnius, Lithuania; and Amber Treasures representing Warsaw, Poland.
For more information, visit www.ChicagoSisterCities.com.