Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Worldwide Festival 2016 Schedules

August 28th Auraria Campus Tivoli and Commons View campus map here Main Stage Schedule Tivoli Turnhalle 11:00  Opening- Dr. Thobani, Metro State University 11:15   Anubhuti: Experience the Divine through Dance – Sulakshana Jayaram 12:30 Kunming Ethnic Song and Dance Learn more

Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2016

2016 Worldwide Festival

Check this page often for updates to festival schedules! Sunday, August 28th Auraria Campus, Tivoli and Commons 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Admission View Full Schedule Here    Main Stage Schedule Tivoli Turnhalle 11:00  Opening- Dr. Thobani, Metro Learn more

Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2016

2016 Worldwide Gala

Please join Denver Sister Cities and our Global Friends at the 2016 Worldwide Gala Saturday, August 27th, 2016 7:00 – 11:00 pm Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House The Chamber’s Grant Salon Featuring jazz, open bar, elegant dinner, global Learn more

Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2015

Worldwide Festival 2015

Worldwide Festival Sunday, October 4th, 2015 Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria 10:30 am – 5:00 pm Celebrate the art, crafts, food, dance and cultures of Denver’s ten Sister Cities! Entrance to the daytime fair is free!       Learn more

Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015


Please join Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Councilman Albus Brooks, and Denver Sister Cities International for the exciting kick-off of Global Exchange a speaker series for the international business community Global Exchange will offer direct access and introductions to Denver’s twelve Learn more

Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014

2015 Annual Meeting

Join us on Thursday, January  8th, 2015   6:00 – 7:00 pm  Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres 7:00 Dinner State of the Agency Swearing in of the 2015 Board of Directors Recognition of 2014’s Outstanding Volunteers Keynote: Denver’s International Strategy Learn more

Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Colorado Gives Day 2014

Colorado Gives Day 2014 December 9th   Created by Community First Foundation in 2007, makes fundraising simple for nonprofits and giving easy for donors.   Colorado Gives Day is an annual statemwide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Learn more

Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2014

Worldwide Gala and VIP Reception

The Worldwide Festival continues with The Worldwide Gala Sunday, September 7th McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Please join us at our annual fundraiser!  We have visiting dignitaries and friends coming from our Sister Cities in Brest, France and Nairobi, Learn more

Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Worldwide Festival

Worldwide Festival Sunday, September 7th McNichols Building Civic Center Park 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  Become a sponsor! Vendor Sign Up Celebrate the art, crafts, food, dance and cultures of Denver’s ten Sister Cities! Entrance to the daytime fair Learn more

Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Celebration of Colorado Sister Cities

Wednesday, April 2nd 8:00 am – 9:15 am State Capital Building, Rotunda Join us as we celebrate and honor the sister city programs throughout the state and the many volunteers involved with these organizations. Sponsored by State Representatives Paul Learn more

  • Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city in the state of Morelos in Mexico.


  • Located in the central highlands of Mexico, about 50 miles south of Mexico City, it is often referred to as ‘la ciudad de la primavera eterna’ (‘the city of eternal springtime’) because of the year-round temperate climate.


  • Many Aztec kings, Spanish conquistadors, and European monarchs selected it as a retreat for rest and relaxation. Even today, thousands of residents of Mexico City flock to Cuernavaca for weekend getaways.


  • Economically, Cuernavaca is fueled by the agricultural industry, but has more recently grown to include the manufacturing industry due to foreign investments from companies like Nissan.


  • Education is also an important aspect of Cuernavaca’s economic and cultural life. It is home to the Universidad Autonoma de Morelos, as well as around 50 language schools where college students, executives, diplomats and others who want to learn Spanish can study.


  • Cuernavaca has numerous tourist attractions, like its cathedral, built by Franciscan missionaries in the 16th century. It is among the oldest churches still in use on the North American continent. The Palacio de Cortez, which sits beside Cuernavaca’s Zocalo (central public square), was constructed in the 16th century at the request of the Spanish Conquistador of Mexico, Hernan Cortez. Today, it houses a historical museum as well as a mural by the famous 20th Century painter, Diego Rivera.



  • In early 1982, DSCI President, George Barrante, and the Director of the Denver Commission on Community Relations, Minoru Yasui, began to pursue a Mexican sister city relationship.


  • At the end of the year, it was agreed that Cuernavaca would be the best fit out of the five potential cities.


  • One characteristic of Cuernavaca that made it a fitting choice to be Denver’s sister city is its altitude. At nearly 5,200 feet above sea level, Cuernavaca could also be called ‘Mexico’s Mile High City’. With a population of over 300,000, it is home to many Americans, especially retirees.


  • Since becoming Denver’s sixth sister city in 1983, residents of both cities have benefited from the cultural, educational and personal exchanges that the relationship has promoted.
  • High school students from both cities have traveled to the other in educational exchanges.


  • The Cuernavaca committee has provided financial support for a few hand-picked charitable organizations operating in Cuernavaca, such as a home for unwed mothers.


  • In 1996, an older fire truck from the Denver Fire Department fleet was refurbished and sent to Cuernavaca’s fire department.


  • It is the hope of Denver Sister Cities International to be able to rekindle and grow this relationship with our closest sister city.


More information about the government, economy, culture and people of Cuernavaca is available on the internet at

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