Carassauga 2019 — May 24 – 26

Calendar Community Mar 22, 2019 at 3:05 pm

Carassauga-2019-logoMISSISSAUGA–Carassauga Festival of Cultures, celebrating its 34th anniversary and proudly Canada’s Largest Multicultural Festival.

Visit various countries that will be represented this year in 12 venues, filling hockey arenas, city community centres and cultural centres to celebrate their proud heritage. Carassauga is famous for its ethnic foods, vibrant performances and cultural displays and this year will be no exception. Held over three days, throughout the City of Mississauga, Carassauga boasts more than 400,000 visits and over 6,000 volunteers, chefs, artisans and entertainers (local and international) for this multi venue world tour.

Changes to the Festival

Grand Opening Ceremony – Separate Ticketed Event

• Friday May 24th, 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Main Event Arena

• The opening ceremony will have an official parade of nations entrance into the arena showcasing our participating countries, followed by a flag dance, official remarks from dignitaries welcoming and officially opening the festival, sneak peek performances by some of our countries and to headline our show will be; Platinum Blonde.

Official launch of ticket sales to be announced!

Festival Hours

• Friday May 24th 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm – Opening Ceremony Only, Pavilion locations are CLOSED

• Saturday May 25th 12:00 pm – Midnight

• Sunday May 26th 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Carassauga Passports (does not include admission to opening ceremony)

• $10 in advance; $12 at the door

Passport includes unlimited entry to all 29 cultural Pavilion locations over the entire Festival weekend.

• Children 12 and under are FREE.

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Media Contact:

Lisa Balestra: Community Outreach and Program Coordinator,; 905-615-3010;