Annual Gala

Each year, we explore the global role of a country. This yearlong focus includes special programs and events and culminates with our annual summer gala.

A unique celebration of culture, the gala is our premier fundraising event that draws an exclusive and well-traveled audience of more than 300 guests, including high-profile Minnesota community and business leaders.

Be part of this highly anticipated event that supports ongoing educational and cultural programs designed to help Minnesotans live, work, and lead globally.

2017 Gala: A Celebration of Colombia

Saturday, June 17 | 4:30 – 8:30 pm

Rich in tradition with a diverse history, Colombia has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years that has placed the nation on a path to peace and prosperity. This year’s gala will explore Colombian culture, highlight U.S.-Colombia relations, and connect Minnesotans to our South American partner. Featuring fine Colombian cuisine and entertainment as well as the Tour the World live and silent auctions, the gala is set to be a one-of-a-kind Colombian celebration that raises critical funds to support Global Minnesota’s mission.

Attend & Support

Purchase tickets or become a sponsor and join the celebration.


The Event

Explore what this summer garden party is all about.



Coming soon! Featured items in the Tour the World auction.


2016 Celebration of Korea Gala

Experience last year’s gala in pictures.