"Carassauga Festival of Cultures" is Canada's Largest Multicultural Festival!
We are excited to be back to hosting our Lebanon Pavilion at Carassauga Festival of Cultures in-person this year. Carassauga is an annual multicultural festival that is held on the fourth weekend of May in Mississauga, Ontario. Our ACCO club, the host of "Lebanon Pavilion", is celebrating the 14th anniversary with Carassauga. For more details visit: www.Carassauga.com!
This year Carassauga Festival is celebrating their 37th anniversary. Carassauga is a feast of colour, food, dance, music and costumes of people from different cultures. Mississauga and surrounding communities come together to experience and enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours of many countries represented in 23 pavilions at various locations across Mississauga.
Lebanon Pavilion shows and activities at Carassauga Festival 2022!
Live, Love Lebanon ... Tour Lebanon in two days and enjoy the extraordinary of entertainment, exhilarating performances, informative displays, exhibits and cultural food. Come and explore this family fun event at Lebanon pavilion.
*Friday May 27, 2022 from 8 pm to 11:00 pm: Opening Ceremony at the Paramount Fine Foods Center - South Parking Lot, Outdoor Stage will include Parade of Nations, Pavilion Performances, and Fireworks.
“Maysaloun Dance Group”, with 45 performers, presents a multi-dances show inspired by many famous Lebanese artists, song writers, poets and composers such as; Fairuz, Sabah, Wadih El-Safi, Gibran K. Gibran, Talal Haidar, Rahbani Brothers, and Zaki Nassif. The show will take you on a journey touring all Lebanese districts. The show is a highlight of Lebanon's warm culture, heritage, and rich history. It includes various performances such as cultural folk dancing (dabkeh), figure and belly dancing in vibrant colourful handmade costumes accompanied with singing and amazing music. Shows will run on:
*Saturday May 28, 2022 from 12:00 - 1200 mid-night (Performances scheduled at: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30, and 10:30 p.m.)
*Sunday May 29, 2022 from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Performances scheduled at: 1:50, 3:50, and 5:50 p.m.)
Documentary: A documentary highlighting Lebanon history, culture and tourism and a bio about some Lebanese Legends will run between the shows.
Exhibits: Enjoy many colorful and informative displays of cultural posters, paintings, artizana, fashions, arts, crafts, and jewelry.
Arabic Calligraphy: Visitors will get to learn about the history of the Lebanese Alphabet and get their names written in Arabic for FREE at the "Arabic Calligraphy" booth.
Kids' Fun Zone: Will include face painting and henna tattoo and lots of fun all day round.
Cuisine: Lebanon is well known for its rich, healthy, and delicious cuisine, which is among the most varied and savory in the world. We invite you to taste some of our essential dishes; tabbouli, hummus, moutabal, vine leaves rolls, falafel, pastries, shawarma, shish tawouk, kafta and kibbeh. Also, enjoy our Lebanese sweets such as baklawa, maamoul, nammora, and sfoof.
Location: We are located at Paramount Fine Foods Center (Community Rinks 2, Door C) at 5500 Rose Cherry Place (North of Matheson Blvd. East, one block east of Kennedy Rd.) in Mississauga.
FREE Shuttle Bus stops at our pavilion to transfer visitors among all pavilions' locations across Mississauga.
Passports: $15 for the Weekend Passport with unlimited visits. FREE admission for kids 12 and under. To purchase passports, call 416-562-2991 or 416-455-6906.
Carassauga Festival of Cultures brings thousands of people together from all walks of life and from all origins to experience the other cultures of the world during this unique three day festival. We encourage you to assist our group in representing our beautiful, rich and friendly culture in every aspect possible.