Carassauga: Festival of Cultures

carassauga festival of cultures mississauga
May 27, 2018
Doors: 1:00 pm
Show Time: 1:00 pm

Price: $12

Hershey Centre and Mississauga SportZone is home to over 20 countries represented at Carassauga: Mississauga’s Festival of Cultures, May 25-27, 2018.

Carassauga is an incorporated non-profit volunteer community organization, which will be celebrating its 33rd Anniversary in 2018. It operated for the first time in 1986 with 10 Pavilions, initially operating only on Saturday and Sunday.  It was created in response to a challenge put out by  Mayor Hazel McCallion to all ethno cultural groups at a meeting of her calling in the old City Hall in the fall of 1985.  It quickly evolved into a 3-day, 22 hour event.

The Festival has become an important annual event in Mississauga’s calendar, and its popularity has steadily increased in recent years.  It  is the largest multicultural Festival in Ontario and is now recognized as the 2nd largest cultural Festival in Canada in terms of visits & ethnic diversity representation.

The organization attributes its success to the many volunteer leaders on the Board who have tirelessly devoted their time and expertise to running the annual 3-day event. In 2017,  5,213 Performers supported by 6,668 Volunteers created an incredible multi cultural experience.  The community’s commitment over the years to honouring and showcasing Mississauga’s multicultural landscape is unsurpassed.

Festival Hours:
Friday 7pm-12am
Saturday 1pm-12am
Sunday 1pm-7pm

Passport Sales:
Advance $10
At Door $12

Hershey Centre Site Map – please park in designated parking spaces on the property. Overflow parking is available on the SE side of Rose Cherry Place across from the outdoor tents. Parking attendants will be on site. Please refrain from parking on grass, in fire routes, in accessible spots (without permits) as vehicles may be ticketed or towed at owner’s expense.

Ride Free with MiWay – park at any Carassauga location and hop on the MiWay transit shuttle to visit other festival locations. Your ride is free with a purchased Carassauga Passport!

Kids Zone in the Mississauga SportZone FieldHouse Hours:
Saturday 1pm-10pm
Sunday 1pm-7pm

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