Explore Cultures

Our cultural organizations represent a Pavilion within the Festival and are located in various cultural and recreation centres within Mississauga giving visitors an opportunity to ‘travel the world’ without leaving the City. 

Each Pavilion offers something special and unique. Pavilions take great pride in featuring a wide variety of activities to depict the culture of their country of origin. 

During the Festival weekend, guests visit multiple Pavilions having their Carassauga passports stamped as they enter. Festival visitors can “ride for free” on our shuttle bus service that connects them directly to all Pavilion locations.

Once inside a Pavilion, visitors are surrounded by the sights, sounds and tastes of the country being represented. Each Pavilion depicts their culture through food, entertainment, art, historical displays and vendors.

 

Africa

Enjoy amazing cultural performances from a wide variety of cultural groups from West, East, South Africa and the Diaspora (Mauritius, Madagascar) - Participate in a variety of workshops - Listen to African storytelling, theatrical sketches and poetry.

Canada

Visit our Canada Pavilion at their NEW Location; Streetsville Legion - 101 Church Street, Mississauga as they celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday from coast to coast.

China

Come and experience the best of Chinese cultural performances including cutlural dance, Kung Fu demonstatrions and Lion Dances

Croatia

Visit the Croatia Pavilion for some Folklore Dancing, "TAMBURICA" Music and a variety of Croatian Folk Songs.

Cyprus

Discover Cyprus. This year the Cyprus Pavillion is inviting you to explore our world famous hospitality by traveling through the walkways of our villages and along the shores of our blue seas. Experience our heritage and history through traditional and modern cultural dance performances.

Ecuador

NEW to Carassauga 2018. Come and visit our Pavilion.

Egypt

Experience the wonders of Egypt by visiting this exciting and vibrant pavilion. When you drop by, you'll be dazzled by a meaningful selection of artifacts that represent thousands of years of Egyptian history and culture. To immerse yourself in the spirit of modern and ancient Egypt, partake of an entertaining on-site camel ride, or enjoy some Pharaoh-inspired face painting. Gifts, folklore, and a warm, friendly vibe make this fascinating pavilion a must-see this year.

Greece

Come and discover Greece, the land of myth and wonder. See the beauty and behold its great landscapes and culture. Experience Greece as it is today.

Hawaii

Come enjoy and experience... The Beauty and Magic of the South Pacific. The Vibrant spirit of its people comes from the celebration of life! You will love every minute of this award winning performance- Performed by Hawaiian Pacific Magic.
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