The city proclaims October as Asheville Sister Cities Month

Celebrate Asheville’s seven international sisters, which span from Dunkeld & Birnam, Scotland to Saumur, France.

A view from the Chateau in Saumur. | Photo courtesy of Sergey Ashmarin

At today’s Asheville City Council meeting, one of the items on the agenda will have international significance.

Officials plan to declare October as “Asheville City Sisters Month,” in honor of our city’s seven international pals, which span from Dunkeld & Birnam, Scotland to Saumur, France.

Since its inception in the early 1990s, the nonprofit Asheville Sister Cities has helped preserve and encourage Asheville’s relationship with the following cities:

The ultimate goal of the program is to promote international awareness, cultural knowledge + peace through global friendship. And to encourage this result, Asheville Sister Cities hosts international film screenings, performances, travel opportunities, food and wine tastings, and beyond.

Want to get involved? Check out the calendar for upcoming events — we’ve got our eyes on the 30th Anniversary Celebration and Robert Burns Night Supper.