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.

 

Peru

NEW to Carassauga 2018. Come and visit our New Pavilion.

Philippines

The theme is "Pahiyas Festival". The Festival is a colourful feast celebrated in the month of May in the province of Quezon. It is the farmers' thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest with a grand display of colourful rice wafers, fruits, vegetables & handicrafts adorning every house in town.

Poland

The Polish Pavilion welcomes you to a weekend of non-stop traditional folklore dance that includes brightly colourful costumes , energetic polkas and live music. In one weekend you will be able to experience the history and culture of Poland without leaving your seat.

Portugal

The Portuguese way of life is leisurely and warm hospitality is the norm. Come and enjoy the long tradition of folklore dancing with colourful costumes and singing from various musicians and artists.

Serbia

Experience the vibrant and exhilarating sights, sounds and tastes that represent Serbia!

Trinidad and Tobago

New to Carassauga 2018. Come and visit Trinidad and Tobago, experience our heritage and history.

Turkey

Turkish pavilion welcomes you for a travel in time through Turkey’s cultural mosaic from history, arts, folklore, whirling Dervishes, promotional films and live music presentations.

Ukraine

As you pass through the doors, you will be engulfed by the spirit and hospitality, which has been the traditional of the Ukrainian people. You will find yourself traveling through time, quickly and magically from the early days of Rus’ to be the beautiful and modern country now known as UKRAINE !

Venezuela

New to Carassauga for 2019. Come and visit Venezuela, experience our heritage and history.
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