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World Festival 2020
Welcome to our World Festival 2020 information page! WORLD FESTIVAL 2020 POSTPONED The Board of the Rochester International Association has decided to postpone its World Festival, scheduled to take place on April 18, until a date in September 2020, to be confirmed.In light of the concerns around the Coronavirus and taking into consideration the health […] Read more – ‘World Festival 2020’.
World Festival 2019
The World Festival 2019 will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Mayo High School from 10 AM to 3 PM. As in recent years, all activities will take place in the foyer, gymnasium and cafeteria areas of Mayo High School. General Admission is FREE! If you would like to participate in World Festival […] Read more – ‘World Festival 2019’.
International Summer Picnic (July 15, 2018)
Mayor Ardell Brede and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee with the Rochester International Association cordially invite you to their annual 2018 International Summer Picnic. When: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 4:00 to 7:00 PM Where: at the shelter in silver lake park next to the fire station (7 th St. NE). We have a roof – […] Read more – ‘International Summer Picnic (July 15, 2018)’.
World Festival 2018
World Festival Poster 2018 PDF World Festival 2018 will take place at Mayo High School, on Saturday 28th April from 10 am to 4 pm. The festival will feature all the activities, that you have come to expect from World Festival (Cultural Displays, Global Marketplace, Ethnic Food, Children’s activities, dance, song and music performances, and […] Read more – ‘World Festival 2018’.
Thanksgiving Dinner 2017 (cancelled)
UPDATE: Due to unfortunate circumstances, the RIA Thanksgiving Event, due to take place on Thursday 23rd November at 11.30 am, has been cancelled. We hope to be back with the event next year. The Rochester International Association and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee cordially invite all international residents and visitors and their families to: A […] Read more – ‘Thanksgiving Dinner 2017 (cancelled)’.
Diwali Celebration 2017
The Festival of Lights Cultural Program When: SATURDAY, November 18th Where: Century High School Auditorium, Rochester, MN All are Welcome! 5:00 – 5:30 PM: Social Hour 5:30 – 9:30 PM: Cultural Program 7:00 – 8:00 PM: Dinner Prices Adults: $20 ($5 more at the door) Child (4-12yr) & Sr. Citizen: $16 ($4 more at the […] Read more – ‘Diwali Celebration 2017’.
International Summer Picnic (July 23, 2017)
Mayor Ardell Brede and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee with the Rochester International Association cordially invite you to their annual international summer picnic. When: Sunday, July 23 at 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM Where: shelter in Silver lake park next to the fire station (7th St. NE) Meet interesting people like yourself from around the […] Read more – ‘International Summer Picnic (July 23, 2017)’.
World Festival 2017 Planning
The 42nd World Festival planning is underway. When: Saturday, April 29th, 10 am – 4 pm* Where: Mayo High School * World Festival will take place over one day! While there will be no Friday night event, there will be performances in the auditorium and gymnasium areas throughout Saturday’s festival. There will be a $10 admission […] Read more – ‘World Festival 2017 Planning’.
RIA Thanksgiving Dinner 2016
The Rochester International Association and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee Cordially invite all international residents and visitors and their families to: A TRADITIONAL AMERICAN THANKSGIVING DINNER When: Thanksgiving Day- Thursday, November 24, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm Where: At Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 5500 25th Ave NW – Rochester, MN 55901 (take the 55th St […] Read more – ‘RIA Thanksgiving Dinner 2016’.
RIA World Festival 2016
Rochester International Association’s World Festival 2016. Dates and venue are now confirmed for the 41st Annual World Festival, hosted by Rochester International Association. The dates for your diary are Friday 29th April 2016, for our colorful and exuberant stage show, and Saturday 30th April 2016 for our cultural and non-profit organization displays, children’s activities, stage […] Read more – ‘RIA World Festival 2016’.
Community Days Fundraising Nov 11-14, 2015
Hello friends, In order to support the work of the Rochester International Association, including our World Festival, we need funds to be able to operate. Our Board is fully voluntary so all our funds go to covering event costs and other outlays. While we receive some sponsorship funds, memberships and donations, we have to raise […] Read more – ‘Community Days Fundraising Nov 11-14, 2015’.
Annual Board Meeting, September 1, 7 PM (Elections)
Rochester International Association Annual Meeting! Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, 7 PM, at the IMAA Building, 2500 Valley High Dr NW We are electing a new board and all paid up members have a vote. Others are invited to attend. We will have some food and refreshments. We hope you can all come and show your […] Read more – ‘Annual Board Meeting, September 1, 7 PM (Elections)’.
International Summer Picnic – July 12, 2015
Mayor Ardell Brede and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee with the Rochester International Association cordially invite you to their annual International Summer Picnic Sunday, July 12, 4:30 – 7:00 PM at the shelter in Silver Lake Park next to the fire station (7th Street N.E.) (We have a roof – so come rain or shine!) […] Read more – ‘International Summer Picnic – July 12, 2015’.
World Festival 2015 Planning
Hello Friends, The 40th Annual World Festival will be held April 10 and 11, 2015 at John Marshall High School. Check out our Facebook page, Twitter page, and our World Festival home page for periodic updates. If you are interested in participating in the World Festival, please register online before March 15, 2015. World Festival Poster Please download […] Read more – ‘World Festival 2015 Planning’.
Happy Holidays 2014-2015
Everyone here at Rochester International Association want to say thank you for all that you do to make this international community of Rochester great! We can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store. Happy Holidays! Read more – ‘Happy Holidays 2014-2015’.
RIA Thanksgiving Dinner – November 27, 2014
The Mayor’s International Affairs Committee and the Rochester International Association cordially invite all international residents and visitors and their families to a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 11:30 A.M. at the Congregational Church, 965 17th Ave SW (take Highway 52 South, exit on Salem Road, go West, turn right across […] Read more – ‘RIA Thanksgiving Dinner – November 27, 2014’.
RIA International Summer Picnic – July 13, 2014
Mayor Ardell Brede and the Mayor’s International Affairs Committee with the Rochester International Association cordially invite you to their annual International Summer Picnic. After the World Cup, a final celebration! Sunday, July 13, 5:30-7:30 pm at the shelter in Silver Lake Park next to the fire station (7th St. NE) – Map (We have a […] Read more – ‘RIA International Summer Picnic – July 13, 2014’.
World Festival 2014 Thank You
Dear Friends, Once again we had a wonderful World Festival with many experiences, lots of education, meeting new friends, catching up with old ones and many things for the children to do. The food was excellent, the performances beautiful, some thought provoking. It certainly fit our mission of “international education and exchange” to the T. […] Read more – ‘World Festival 2014 Thank You’.