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The eighth annual Toledo Sister Cities International Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Savage Arena on the campus of the University of Toledo.

A Parade of Nations will open the event at 10:00 am. Parking is free. See the map for locations.

The International Festival is a Toledo celebration of cultures from around the world. We have Sister Cities in Spain, China, Hungary, Poland, Japan, Tanzania, Germany, Lebanon, Pakistan and India. Other local groups are also represented, and vendors will sell crafts from around the world.

Details. Saturday, April 29, 2017, Concourse Level of Savage Hall Arena at The University of Toledo, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. A Parade of Nations will open the event at 10 am. The festival features ethnic food, dancing, music and other performances by participants celebrating cultures from around the world. Tickets are $5 in advance and are available at Maryoshka's Food & Deli, 4900 N McCord in Sylvania or at Ask Rocky at the UT Student Union Trimble Lounge. Admission at door: $7; seniors (65+), and students with ID $5.00. Children 10 and under free. Parking for the festival on main campus is free. Entrances near Savage Hall include those from Bancroft and Douglas Road. Parking areas 3, 4, and 5 are closest to the event. 

In addition to the performances, the festival will include representatives from many of Toledo’s sister cities, which include Spain, China, Hungary, Poland, Japan, Tanzania, Germany, Lebanon, Pakistan, and India. The festival also features local community groups. Last year, over 20 groups performed and visitors enjoyed international fare. World beers will be available, and vendors will be on hand to offer crafts and other goods. Last year, the festival had some 2,000 participants in this celebration of international diversity. Come celebrate this festival of music, people, and culture!

Directions and Parking to TSCI International Festival

Location of Festival


  • Eight hours of music, dance and martial arts!
  • Ethnic food and crafts!
  • A celebration of people and diverse cultures!
  • Beer, wine, coffee, water, and soft drinks are available for purchase.
  • Every ½ hr. there’s an opportunity to learn a little bit of a different language
  • Entries for the national sister cities Young Artists and Authors Showcase will be on exhibit with prizes being awarded during the festival.


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