International Festival

The fifth annual Toledo Sister Cities International Festival will be held on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 in the Student Union at the University of Toledo. A full range of cultures and performances will be featured from 12 noon until 8:00 pm. A Parade of Nations will open the event at 12:15 pm.

The afternoon and early evening event features ethnic food, dancing, music and other performances by participants celebrating cultures from around the world. Toledo is privileged to have sister cities in Spain, China, Hungary, Poland, Japan, Tanzania, Germany, Lebanon, Pakistan, India and Egypt, and additional sister cities are in the works. The festival also features local community groups. This year, 23 groups will be performing and visitors can choose international fare from six area restaurants. 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!

For more information, contact  Dr. Susan Miko, Executive Director, 419-966-1048 or Please contact Susan Miko if you are interested in volunteering during future events.

Ticket sale information and the 2014 Festival Program will be posted on this site in the coming weeks. 

Food Booths at the 2014 Festival

Directions and Parking to TSCI International Festival

Parking for the festival on main campus is free.  Volunteers will help guild your way to the event. Once you arrive, lots 10 and 13 are good choices. Lot 13 can be reached from Bancroft St by turning south on Campus Rd. Lot 10 can be reached from Bancroft by turning south onto North Towerview Blvd.