Enjoy entertainment, food, crafts and souvenirs, vendors, raffles, and our language corner! Share pride in your heritage and learn about other cultures.


The seventh annual Toledo Sister Cities International Festival will be held on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 in the Student Union at the University of Toledo. A full range of cultures and performances will be featured from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. A Parade of Nations will open the event at 12:10 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, Australia, Tanzania, Germany, Lebanon, Pakistan, India and Egypt, and additional sister cities are in the works. The festival also features local community groups. Last year, over 20 groups performed and visitors enjoyed international fare from local restaurants. Our performers and ethnic restaurants are being selected for this year. 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!

More information will be posted on this site as the event nears. Or you can check our Facebook site, under the name Toledo Sister Cities.

Location of Festival


•Eight hours of music, dance, and martial arts!
• Ethnic food and crafts!
• A celebration of people and culture!
• Beer, wine, coffee, water, and soft drinks available for purchase

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.