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Carassauga 2017

  • 5500 Rose Cherry Place Mississauga, ON, L4Z 4B6 Canada (map)

The biggest multicultural showcase in Canada brings you the world once again as the 32nd annual festival of cultures dazzles you with a celebration of music, dance, artistry and food like never before..

We mark a mildstone as we celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation . The historic 3 day festival brings you 31 pavilions respresenting 70 countries across the world.

This year we celebrate the following cultures:

Africa, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Caribbean, China,
Greece, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland,
Korea, Latin America, Lebanon, Macedonia,
Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal,
Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine,

Visitors are surrounded by the sights, sounds and tastes of the country in which they are visiting. Each Pavilion depicts culture of the country of origin and provides a line-up of entertainment that is offered throughout the three days. Interactive entertainment including dance classes and performances, storytelling, skits, fashions shows, games, music, theatre and film allows each visitor opportunity to create their own personal idea of a “great” time. 

Friday May 26; 7:30pm - 12:00am midnight
Saturday May 27; 1:00pm - 12:00am midnight
Sunday May 28; 1:00pm - 7:00pm

The Opening Night Ceremony, May 26, 7:30 pm is held on the Outdoor Stage at the Hershey Centre south parking lot and is a kaleidoscope of color and cultures showcased in the exciting Parade of Nations. This launches the three-day Festival and is celebration of all the countries represented at the Festival, clearly depicting the cultural diversity of the City. Non-stop cultural entertainment throughout the Festival weekend is featured on the Pavilion Stages, which is a main attraction point for visitors.

Saturday night our outdoor stage will feature some amazing tribute bands performing the likes of Bryan Adams, Shania Twain, The Guess Who and Burton Cummings...

The Kids Zone returns, a kid friendly activity area including sports and fun filled activities for kids of all ages, plus musical entertainment from young performers. New hours this year, only opened Saturday and Sunday.

In 2017, Carassauga will continue to offer the delicious Toonie Taste experience for Festival visitors wishing to enjoy a broader sampling of diverse ethnic cuisine. Select, smaller taster plates, each an authentic ethnic dish, will be offered at Pavilions for only a Toonie! Of course, our usual delicious full meal selections will still be available, but the choice is yours! 

And for the first time ever we will have our Singing Star competition!

Come to Carassauga and enjoy the tastes of 70 cultures, all delicious, all authentic and a treat for the whole family.

To be apart of all the excitement you need to purchase the official passport. $10 in advance. Go to for locations on where to buy it.

During the Festival passport holders RIDE FREE with MiWay by simply presenting their Passport.