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Join us to hear from the youth board as they share holiday traditions from our sister cities and around the world! Friends from Toluca and Eswatini will also be present to share their holiday cultures and traditions. They will also share special holiday recipes from Mexico and Italy, so join us to hear from them about how they are made. If you want to challenge yourself and attempt the recipes ahead of time, here are the recipes for Italian Christmas…Find out more »
Free for kids under 12, Kodomo No Hi, Japanese Children’s Day, is a family-oriented community event to celebrate Japanese culture. Join us for samples of Japanese food from local restaurants, sushi rolling demonstrations, games, Taiko drummer and an anime costume contest.Find out more »
Join this dynamic summer leadership program specifically designed for middle school students completing grades 6-8. The Jr. International Leadership Academy (JILA) students will meet and interact with other Fort Worth middle school students as well as university students from our sister cities while studying
international cultures in a creative, fun, and educational environment.
Journey to the "Bel Paese," beautiful country, and explore the pockets of Italy that make the country a classic. First, stop in Reggio Emilia, Fort Worth's sister city for 35 years, where you will get to know the culture as a local. Venture into the sun-kissed vineyards of Tuscany. Embrace a simpler way of life as you travel through this Old World country steeped in rich traditions and glorious history.Find out more »
One of our most anticipated annual events, the Mayor’s International Dinner is made possible by the generosity of our Members Circle and provides funds to promote Fort Worth globally and enrich our community through international education, exchange and commerce. The Global Awards honor businesses, individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to global understanding, world political stability and international trade to solve international health, economic, social or environmental challenges.Find out more »