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.
Noon: Shariq Sidz representing Lahore, Pakistan
12:30 p.m.: Pieptone! representing Hamburg, Germany
Noon: Sam Burckhardt Quartet representing Lucerne, Switzerland
12:30 p.m.: Hellenic 5 representing Athens, Greece
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
Noon: West Side Story/AfriCaribbean Connections represnting Durban, South Africa
12:30 p.m.: Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago representing Gothenburg, Sweden
Noon: Cirque Shanghai: Dragon's Thunder representing Shanghai, China
12:30 p.m.: Omladina Dance Group representing Prague, Czech Republic