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June 2020

Cultural Connections

June 27 - August 15

To maintain our global connections and make new international friends, we are scheduling some amazing and fun virtual games and activities for you each week during the summer. This program will be known as “Cultural Connections” and is a completely virtual eight-week program with Fort Worth and all its sister cities. Cultural Connections will begin on June 27, and will have both synchronous and asynchronous activities for students to participate in, with Facebook and Zoom as the main platforms for…

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July 2020

Sister Cities International Annual Conference

July 8 - July 9

This year, Sister Cities International is tackling the virtual world by introducing their very first online conference. As more sister cities programs explore new ways of connecting with their international partners, they thought it would appropriate that this year’s conference theme be “Reimagining Citizen Diplomacy: New Connections in a Virtual World”. They are also excited to report that there will be no cost to participate in this year’s event. We hope you will join us at the 2020 Annual Conference!…

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September 2020

Annual Meeting and Luncheon

September 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the Members Circle and all we accomplished this year with the support of this thriving network of individuals, organizations, corporations and community leaders.

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November 2020

Mayor’s International Dinner & Global Awards

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

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March 2021

Japanese Children’s Day

March 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.

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May 2021

Reggio Emilia, Italy

Travel to Italy

May 12, 2021 - May 21, 2021

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.

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July 2021

Jr. International Leadership Academy

July 5, 2021 - July 9, 2021

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.

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Tricolore Youth Sports Games

July 16, 2021 - July 24, 2021

The Tricolore Youth Sports Games, held every four years in Fort Worth’s sister city, Reggio Emilia, Italy, began due to admiration for the world Olympic Games and their ability to create peace and unity among people.

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