internationalfestival3The 8th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival will transform Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants, August 5-9, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chicago’s 28 international sister cities will be represented at the festival, where visitors will be able to sample international cuisine and view live cultural performances.

The festival, which is free and open to the public, attracts approximately 60,000 visitors ranging from tourists to business professionals to community representatives from Chicago’s rich ethnic neighborhoods. With all of Chicago’s sister cities highlighted, this festival truly represents the diversity and international spirit that exists in Chicago.

Featured Food Vendors


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* Bowl Square is participating as Korean Kitchen

Las Tablas Menu

Marinated Chicken Breast

$9.00



with Rice, Beans and Sweet Plantains


Skirt Steak

$9.00



with Rice, Beans and Sweet Plantains


Chorizo

$6.00



with Rice, Beans and Sweet Plantains


Colombian Empanadas

$3.00



2 pieces – Tradicional (Beef and Potato) or Bocadillo y Queso (Guava and Cheese)


Frappe

$4.00



Mocha or Caramel


Iced Coffee

$3.00



Soda or Bottled Water

$1.00

Caffé Gelato Menu

Affogato

$5.00



2 Scoops Gelato Topped with a Shot of Espresso – Choose from Hazelnut, Stracciatella, Lemon, Blood Orange Gelato


Gelato

$4.00



2 Scoops – Choose from Hazelnut, Stracciatella, Lemon, Blood Orange Gelato


Cannoli

$3.00



Iced Espresso or Iced Americano

$3.00

Kasia’s Deli Menu

Polish Plate

$11.00



Sausage with Sauteed Onions, 3 Pierogi, Blintz and Potato Pancake


Pierogi with Sour Cream

$7.00



8 pieces – Choose From Potato, Kraut, Beef, Spinach or Cheddar and Jalapeño


Jumbo Polish Sausage

$6.00



with Sauteed Onions, Pickle, Tomato and Spicy Veggies on a Bun


Potato Pancakes

$6.00



2 pieces – with Sour Cream or Apple Sauce


Strawberry or Cheese Crepes

$6.00



2 pieces – with Chocolate Topping or Raspberry Sauce and Fresh Strawberries


Lemon-Ginger Iced Tea

$2.00



Soda or Bottled Water

$1.00

Korean Kitchen Menu

Bibimbap

$8.00



Vegetables with Steamed White Rice


Bulgogi

$7.50



Korean Teriyaki Beef with Steamed White Rice


Spicy Garlic Pork

$7.00



with Steamed White Rice


Teriyaki Chicken

$7.00



with Steamed White Rice


Kimchi

$1.50



Soda or Bottled Water

$1.00

Shokolad Menu

Combo Plate

$10.00



Choice of 3 Entrees


Pelmeni

$6.00



12 pieces – Hand Made Pork Stuffed Dumplings


Traditional Ukrainian Holybtsi

$6.00



2 pieces – Stuffed Cabbage with Buckwheat and Potato


Varenyky

$6.00



12 pieces – Dumplings Stuffed with Eggplant, Potato and Peas Topped with a Light Indian Spice Sauce


Savory Crepe

$3.00 / $5.00



1 piece / 2 pieces – Stuffed with Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Cheese


Berry Shortcake

$5.00



with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream


Soda or Bottled Water

$1.00

Spencer’s Jolly Posh Menu

The Full Monty Sandwich

$10.00



British Bacon and Banger Sausage on a Demi-Baguette


The Double-Decker Sandwich

$8.00



Two Banger Sausages on a Demi-Baguette


Back-Bacon Sandwich

$7.00



British Bacon on a Demi-Baguette


Banger Sausage Sandwich

$5.00



Single Banger Sausage on a Demi-Baguette


Harrogate Toffee

$8.00 – $17.00



Various Flavours


British Crisps

$2.00



Chips


British Soda

$2.00


Featured Merchandise Vendors


Out of Africa

Accra, Ghana


Pallay Crafts

Bogota, Colombia


Karisus Design Studio

Delhi, India


Koru Street

Delhi, India


Because I like it!

Galway, Ireland


E & J Designs

Mexico City, Mexico


No Manches Clothing

Mexico City, Mexico


Designs by Gina

Milan, Italy


Provence Village Ltd

Paris, France


Designs by Tova

Petach Tikva, Israel


Jan Lee Design

Shanghai, China


Oriental Arts Center

Shenyang, China


Made in Lithuania (Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture and Old Vilnius Cafe)

Vilnius, Lithuania


Amber Treasures

Warsaw, Poland


Global Elements

Global Community


Ten Thousand Villages

Global Community



Performances



Monday, August 5th

12:00

Shariq Sidz

Lahore, Pakistan

Website | Youtube Clip

12:30

Pieptone!

Hamburg, Germany

Website | Youtube Clip


Tuesday, August 6th

12:00

Sam Burckhardt Quartet

Lucerne, Switzerland

Website | Youtube Clip

12:30

Hellenic 5

Athens, Greece

Website


Wednesday, August 7th

12:00

Chicago Youth Poongmul

Busan, Republic of Korea

Youtube Clip

12:10

Consular Corps Day Speaking Program

12:30

Baha Assaf Band

Amman, Jordan

Youtube Clip

01:00

DJ C

Global Bass Music
Website | Youtube Clip


Thursday, August 8th

12:00

W. Side Story / AfriCaribbean Connections

Durban, South Africa
12:30

Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago

Gothenburg, Sweden

Youtube Clip


Friday, August 9th

12:00

Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder

Shanghai, China

Youtube Clip

12:30

United Moravian Societies (UMS) Omladina Dance Group

Prague, Czech Republic

Website | Youtube Clip