As the largest multicultural Festival in Canada, Carassauga’s mission is to organize a city-wide family oriented event. Community groups, from different countries of origin, are given an opportunity to promote public awareness, appreciation and respect among all Canadians of different heritage. Each cultural organization represents a Pavilion and are located in various cultural and community centres within Mississauga giving visitors an opportunity to ‘travel the world’ without leaving the city. 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.