The eighth annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival will feature music and dance from Chicago's sister cities in Pakistan, Germany, Switzerland and other countries.

The festival is held from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5 to 9 at Daley Plaza on Washington Street. Music and dance performances will be held from noon to 1 p.m. each day. There will also be shopping and food available.

The festival is free and open to the public.


Aug. 5

Noon: Shariq Sidz representing Lahore, Pakistan

12:30 p.m.: Pieptone! representing Hamburg, Germany

Aug. 6

Noon: Sam Burckhardt Quartet representing Lucerne, Switzerland

12:30 p.m.: Hellenic 5 representing Athens, Greece

Aug. 7

Noon: Chicago Youth Poongmul representing Busan, Republic of Korea

12:10 p.m.: Consular Corps Day Speaking Program

12:40 p.m.: Baha Assaf Band representing Amman, Jordan

1 p.m.: DJ C representing the Global Community

Aug. 8

Noon: West Side Story/AfriCaribbean Connections represnting Durban, South Africa

12:30 p.m.: Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago representing Gothenburg, Sweden

Aug. 9

Noon: Cirque Shanghai: Dragon's Thunder representing Shanghai, China

12:30 p.m.: Omladina Dance Group representing Prague, Czech Republic