2024 Soirée en Blanc (Evening in White)

Norfolk Sister City Association’s Toulon, France Committee is pleased to announce that its annual Soirée en Blanc will be held on Thursday, May 30th*, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This Evening in White is a traditional outdoor event in which everyone wears white, and the décor...

7th Annual Experience Ghana! is on June 8th

Join Norfolk Sister City Association's Tema, Ghana committee for our 7th Annual "Experience Ghana!" event on Saturday, June 8th, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 1141 Campostella Rd, Norfolk, VA 23523. We will immerse ourselves in the culture of...

Philippine Independence Day Celebration

Philippine Independence Day Celebration Norfolk Sister City Association’s Cagayan de Oro Committee hosts its annual Philippine Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, June 16, 2024, 12 to 4 p.m., at Ohef Sholom Temple on 530 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk,...

Our Sister Cities

Kitakyushu, Japan

Tema, Ghana

Toulon, France

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Norfolk County, United Kingdom

Our Friendship City

Ningbo-Beilun, China

About The Norfolk Sister City Association


The Norfolk Sister City Association was founded in 1976 and is a member of Sister Cities International, based in Washington D.C. The Association is a non-profit civic organization which coordinates the activities of Norfolk's sister cities program. Its purpose is to foster international understanding, friendship and cooperation through people-to-people exchanges and long-term partnerships between Norfolk and its sister cities. The association aims to involve a broad spectrum of the community in citizen diplomacy and to be a catalyst for linking counterpart organizations in Norfolk with its sister cities to enable them to conduct exchanges of mutual interest.

Upcoming Events



  • 2024 Soirée en Blanc
     May 30, 2024
     5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2024 Soirée en Blanc Norfolk Sister City Association’s Toulon, France Committee is pleased to announce that its annual Soirée en Blanc will be held on Thursday, May 30th*, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This Evening in White is a traditional outdoor event in which everyone wears white, and the décor is white also. Guests will (more…)


  • 7th Annual Experience Ghana!
     June 8, 2024
     11:00 am - 1:00 pm

7th Annual Experience Ghana! is on June 8th Join Norfolk Sister City Association’s Tema, Ghana committee for our 7th Annual “Experience Ghana!” event on Saturday, June 8th, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 1141 Campostella Rd, Norfolk, VA 23523. We will immerse ourselves in the culture of Ghana during this family-friendly, fun event featuring (more…)


  • Philippine Independence Day Celebration
     June 16, 2024
     12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Norfolk Sister City Association’s Cagayan de Oro Committee hosts its annual Philippine Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, June 16, 2024, 12 to 4 p.m., at Ohef Sholom Temple on 530 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk, 23507. Philippine Independence Day commemorates the end of 300 years of Spanish colonial rule on June 12, 1898. This year’s theme is “Unity (more…)

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Norfolk Sister City Association (NSCA) is to foster international understanding, friendship, and cooperation by promoting people-to-people exchanges and continuing relationships between Norfolk, Virginia and its international sister cities.

Goals

Norfolk Sister City Association is a non-profit citizen diplomacy organization that creates and strengthens partnerships between Norfolk, Virginia and international communities. We strive to build global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development.

Actions

We provide opportunities for city officials and citizens to experience and explore other cultures through long-term community partnerships.

We create an atmosphere in which economic and community development can be implemented and strengthened.

We stimulate environments through which communities will creatively learn, work, and solve problems together through reciprocal cultural, educational, municipal, business, professional and technical exchanges and projects.

We partner with businesses and organizations in Hampton Roads which share similar goals.