Carassauga Festival of Cultures

Description: Carassauga is an incorporated non-profit volunteer community organization that celebrated its 31st anniversary in 2016. It operated for the first time in 1985 with ten pavilions. The festival was developed 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. Carassauga Festival ranks today as Mississauga's largest cultural festival, its largest indoor festival, and its second longest running community festival. It is the largest multicultural festival in Ontario and has been voted by Festivals & Events Ontario as one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario. This year Mayor Bonnie Crombie inaugurated the event. There were around 22 pavilions representing more than 70 cultures and activities. In 2015, 338,721 people visited the Carassauga festival, and each year the number of visitors keeps growing!

Start Time: May 27th, 2016 at 12:00am
End Time: May 27th, 2016 at 7:00pm
Location: Hershey Centre
Address: 5500 Rose Cherry Pl

City: Mississauga
Province: ON
Postal Code: L4Z 4B6

Website: www.carassauga.com
Carassauga Festival of Cultures - All smiles for snapd All smiles for snapd Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Brazil Pavilion Brazil Pavilion Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Caribbean Pavilion Caribbean Pavilion Carassauga Festival of Cultures - China Pavilion China Pavilion Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Councillor Ron Starr Councillor Ron Starr Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Councillor Ron, Amrit Mangat, MPP, Mayor Crombie, Councillor Matt & Jack Councillor Ron, Amrit Mangat, MPP, Mayor Crombie, Councillor Matt & Jack Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Dignitaries at Inauguration stage Dignitaries at Inauguration stage Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Enjoying the fun-filled day Enjoying the fun-filled day Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Fun event for all! Fun event for all! Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Indonesia Pavilion Indonesia Pavilion Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Iraq Pavilion Iraq Pavilion Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Jack, MPP Amrit, Councillor Ron, Mayor Crombie, Councillor Matt & Linda Jack, MPP Amrit, Councillor Ron, Mayor Crombie, Councillor Matt & Linda Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Julia, Councillor John Kovak & Mohammed Fakih, CEO Paramount (Sponsor) Julia, Councillor John Kovak & Mohammed Fakih, CEO Paramount (Sponsor) Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Lebanon Pavilion Lebanon Pavilion Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Looking forward to a fun day Looking forward to a fun day Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Luisa & Deborah Luisa & Deborah Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Mayor Bonnie Crombie with Mohamad Fakih at the Paramount booth Mayor Bonnie Crombie with Mohamad Fakih at the Paramount booth Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Mayor Crombie cutting the Inauguration Ribbon Mayor Crombie cutting the Inauguration Ribbon Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Pakistan Pavilion Pakistan Pavilion Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Smiling away Smiling away Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Stopping for a quick picture Stopping for a quick picture Carassauga Festival of Cultures - Turkey Pavilion Turkey Pavilion Carassauga Festival of Cultures - What a show! What a show!